Covid-19 and Safety measures we take

Emotions are high right now as our staff, doctors and patients try to navigate not only work but also new challenges in their personal lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. While things are certainly not “business as usual,” we wanted to let you know we are here for you in our clean, comfortable, and safe environment. We go “above and beyond” to exceed standards set out by the Alberta Dental Association and College. We love what we do and the people we help, and we are always here to help you.
Here is just a small list of things we have done to ensure safety for everyone who comes into our office:
  1. Most importantly, we reviewed every protocol, method and material we used to ensure that we are absolute state-of-the-art in our sterilization, disinfection systems, and office procedures. We reviewed every solution, piece of equipment and instrument we use so we could say with confidence to our patients that your safety is our #1 priority. Simply, when it comes to your safety, no expense is too great.
  2. We installed a brand new autoclave sterilizer to provide additional sterilization capacity. This new autoclave is well worth the investment to ensure that our patients never have to wait for something to be sterilized.
  3. Screening patients on the phone so that high-risk patients or those with flu-like symptoms stay at home.
  4. We will be limiting our operations: only three patients will be in the office at a time. Limited staff and patients number at a time allows for social distancing, as well as complete disinfection of the offices between procedures. Our patients are scheduled in such a manner to meet and exceed Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization to disinfect every surface that is touched for your maximum protection.
  5. The reception area has been cleared of all shared items, waters etc to maintain the highest level of cleanliness.  We ask that you call us upon your arrival and wait in your car until we call or text you to come. Any additional people who are with you should wait in your car for the duration of your appointment. This will allow us to ensure the office is cleaned and ready in between each patient.
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6 . We have installed commercial grade central air purification system by ODOROX that is running 24/7It includes a UV light that kills 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses and reduces airborne particulates such as dust, dander, pollen, and mold.

"Aerosol Research & Engineering Laboratories (ARE) tested the Odorox® MDU/Rx following FDA guidelines. All five tests on FDA-selected viruses, bacteria, and mold had kill rates of between 4 and 5 log reductions (99.99% - 99.999%) within two hours - an exceptionally high and fast kill rate. FDA then approved the Odorox® MDU/Rx as a Class II Medical Device for use in occupied areas."


7. We’ve hired a medical garment cleaning & laundry service to launder our uniforms. This ensures that our uniforms are absolutely free of any concerns.
8. Staff will wear their regular clothes to the office and change into their scrubs upon entering the office, so there is no transmission of anything from the outside world into our office or vice versa.


9. We’re using CaviCide™ and CaviWipes™ throughout our office after each patient. It is one of the most powerful sanitizing agents available for eliminating germs, bacteria, and viruses. CaviCide™ and CaviWipes™ have respective authorities approval and is the disinfectant of choice in the dental industry. It is trusted by leading infection control experts and is strong enough to kill E. Coli, MRSA, Staph, Listeria, Human Coronavirus, TB, Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, HIV, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

10.  IQAir filtration system provides environmental control for dental offices, proven protection against viruses, bacteria, disinfectants and mercury vapor.
We have both types of units: general towers positioned around the office (runnign24/7) and a flexible hose models that help minimize aerosol spread by being close to the drilling site.
This high level of service is just one of the ways that we are supporting our community, and it is included in the excellent work that we do...we go through a comprehensive disinfection after every patient is cared for.
 
Dr. Andrew Yegorovykh and all staff are used to going above and beyond for our patients...it is second nature. For this and many other reasons, many of our patients have trusted their care with us for many years.