To Our Favorite Long Beach Patients,
We hope this finds you all happy and healthy, preparing for the upcoming holiday season.
This year has definitely presented us all with some unique and difficult challenges, but it’s still safe to see your dentist!
We want to take a moment to provide you with an update about how we are continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, keep our patients’ health on track, and make sure that our team goes above and beyond to protect each other during appointments in the office.
When we reopened in July, we set in place some policies to help us adhere to the safety and social distancing protocols set forth in the reopening guidelines. These policies are still in effect, and we have added other cleaning and sterilization processes to ensure compliance with all CDC, ADA, and CDA recommendations and requirements.
Our prior standards for sterilization and cleanliness were already equal to or better than that which have just been set forth by the CDC and ADA, but we’re taking it up another notch by continually disinfecting all common areas, have added HEPA air purifiers in every room and additional PPE components, as required.
Our newest addition to our disinfection and sterilization protocol is our Fogging Machine! To clear viral particles from the air, we fog the entire office twice daily using a solution of hypochlorous acid, which is 100% safe, non-irritating and not corrosive. Various concentrations of hypochlorous acid are used in the food industry, for eye and wound care and as a surface disinfectant. So, if it gets on your skin or in your eyes, it will not burn.
We’re very happy to report that there have been no incidences of COVID transmission within our practice. Our thanks go out to each and every one of you, not only for understanding the need for these additional protocols, but for cooperating with them. Let’s continue to do our best to keep each other safe.
Your health, as always, is our number one priority.
Dr. Greg Campbell and Team