During the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Dentistry (ADA) issued guidelines that dentists only treat emergency cases through April 30th; some states have mandated this. As a result, thousands of dental practices in New England and beyond have closed their doors. IndoorDoctor recognizes how hard-hit the dental health community has been and is prepared to help dentists with a reintegration plan. The following suggestions will help provide peace of mind to patients, hygienists, dentists and other staff when it is time to safely re-open.
Because dental work requires extremely close patient contact, extra measures must be put in place to ensure a healthy, virus-free indoor environment. Here are some facts according to the ADA that make dental offices’ air quality especially important:
Other research especially concerning to dentists indicates that COVID-19 stays airborne for up to 3 hours, can be displaced by airflows and relocated onto equipment including vents, and is transmittable not only by sneezing or coughing, but simply by talking (cited at end of article).
Therefore, aggressive protective measures beginning in the air must be taken to ensure safe re-entry into dental workspaces.
Schedule a FREE walkthrough (or virtual walkthrough) so that an IndoorDoctor specialist can make recommendations about how to best purify YOUR office to ease patient and staff COVID-19 concerns. We are familiar with the capabilities/specs of all our air purifiers and will be able to make recommendations tailored to the layout of your office.
If you’re ready to skip to the action stage, IndoorDoctor recommends purchasing either IQAir Purifiers or Austin Air Purifiers for virus removal and excellent air quality. Details below, sorted by price high to low:
IQAir Health Pro Plus (top-of-the-line, mid-size units recommended outside exam rooms: in lobbies, office areas, and break rooms. Covers 1150 SF. Hyper-HEPA filters.): https://www.indoordoctor.com/store/iqair-purifiers/
Austin Air Full-Sized Healthmate (excellent, more economical units outside exam rooms: in lobbies, office areas, and break rooms). These medical grade air purifiers require less maintenance and superior filter life. Covers 1500SF with four-stage filtrationhttps://www.indoordoctor.com/store/austin-air-purifiers/
Austin Air Health Mate Jr (excellent, small units recommended in smaller rooms like offices, exam rooms and lobbies. Covers up to 750 SF. https://www.indoordoctor.com/store/austin-air-purifiers/
IQAir ATEM Personal Purification (top-of-the-line, personal units recommended for desktop surfaces/work stations, such as receptionist desks. Ideal for people directly interacting with the community or in their office. Includes the same level of Hyper-HEPA filtration as the full size HealthPro series. https://www.indoordoctor.com/store/iqair-purifiers/ – IndoorDoctor video here: Watch IndoorDoctor Video IQAir ATEM Personal Desktop Purifier
IQAir ATEM “Car” [Dental CHAIR] Purification (originally marketed for car use, these units can be strapped to the back of dental chairs to purify close-range air exchange. This is especially important now that research suggests COVID-19 can be spread through breathing. Includes the same level of Hyper-HEPA filtration as the full size HealthPro series plus added carbon for chemical reduction https://www.indoordoctor.com/store/iqair-purifiers/ IndoorDoctor video here: Watch IndoorDoctor IQAir ATEM Car purifier that could fit on dental chair
IQAir ATEM Car Purifier Retrofit For Dental Chairs
To best prepare your dental practice for opening we highly recommend that you:
Just as dental care is often indicative of one’s overall wellness, an office’s air quality indicates the healthiness of the indoor environment. Allow IndoorDoctor to examine, diagnose, and treat your dental facilities so that you can focus on oral health and not patient and staff fear of coming back to your office after the peak of COVID-19.
Call or text 978-482-7341 to book an appointment and get medical grade air purifiers.