During the time when the world is facing the Global Pandemic, nobody wants to venture out of their safety zone. The world will change, and we need to gear up and fight.
One way to do is ensuring we are in safest environment and that is exactly what Clove Dental will provide you with. Out of all the healthcare services dentistry is the one where the Doctor is in closest contact with the patient.
So, here’s the enhanced list of safety measures Clove Dental has adopted for combatting Covid-19 to ensure 100% sterile and safe environment for our Patients, Doctors & Staff.
Dental machines run at a very high speed in the wet environment of the mouth. They can generate Aerosol which may carry germs. Special high technology equipment has been installed in the clove clinics to reduce the aerosols generated during the treatment and clean the air. This technology uses high suction strength, coupled with special filters like the high fibre Cotton filter, fibre glass filter, HEPA (H13) filter and activated carbon filters. All this leads to clean air in the operatory and in the clinic.
All Clove clinics are fumigated regularly using Ultrasonic Humidifiers to ensure the clinics are free from all microbes like viruses, fungi, bacteria, protozoa, algae, and their spores. These machines are in full compliance with European Directive LVD 2014/35/EU, has LCD Touch Screen and Four fog heads out of the mist (amt. of fog up to 1800 ml/Hr).
There is research that proves UV light eliminate virus and micro bacterial contaminants. We have germicidal “UV-C” light” cabinets with a nm range of 200-280 placed in all our clinics. Cash, pipes/tubes and other belongings are sterilized in them after every handling. Sterilised instruments pouches are also stored in them to maintain the sterilisation till their use.
Formalin or Formaldehyde is an effective chemical which is used to sterilize items and equipment which are prone to damage from Steam sterilization such as Autoclave. It has been used for sterilization of plastics, syringes, needles, small scissors, instruments, plaster models, impressions, or articles which cannot be autoclaved & used for external contact items only.
Hands are properly sanitised and dried before donning gloves. A new pair of gloves is worn for every patient. Gloves are even changed if they appear to be contaminated during the treatment.
They work as protective shields and prevents splatters and aerosols from getting into contact with the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth. N95/KN95 masks along with 3 ply Surgical Masks are used basis the type of treatment being done. Even the patients are given face masks in case they are not carrying their own.
Protective eyewear is worn by doctors whenever there is a possibility that a patient’s body fluids may splash or spray onto the face/eyes or an aerosol is being formed. Protective Eyewear is sanitised/sterilised after every use.
Face shields are used in conjunction with the face masks and provide extra protection from the spread of aerosol if any. Face Shields are also sanitised/sterilised after every use.
Protective clothing such as Scrubs prevent contamination of underlying clothing and protects from exposure to blood and body substances. Scrubs are worn by all Doctors throughout the day. They are then washed later in the evening.
Gowns are critical elements of the PPE since they are the second- most-used piece of PPE, following gloves. No dental procedure is taken up without donning the surgical gown.
Worn by Doctors and Dental Assistants throughout the day covering every inch of their hair. These are used in keeping aerosols from lodging on the hair, which may then be transferred to family members or onto inanimate objects.