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CDC Reports “Zero COVID transmissions in Dental Offices”


For decades dental offices have practiced what is known in the healthcare profession as Universal Precautions.  OSHA defines this as “An approach to infection control to treat all human blood and fluids as if they were known to be infectious for HIV, Hepatitis and other pathogens.”   This approach has not only kept patients and team members safe in the past, but has also been extremely effective during COVID.

During an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) on July 6, 2020 Dr. Michele Neuburger, Dental Officer for the CDC’s & COVID-19 Response Team, stated “There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 transmitted in a dental office so far. And that includes follow-up by the CDC of false news reports suggesting such infections.”

At Dental Care Basking Ridge, to ensure our patients and team’s safety, we continue to apply Universal Precautions as well as several additional new COVID protocols:

Before Treatment:
● Daily temperature checks & COVID-19 screenings for all staff
● Patient temperature checks & COVID-19 screenings before office entry
● Hand sanitation upon entry
● Thoughtfully reduced & widely spaced patient visits
● Skip the waiting room & go directly to an isolated treatment room

During dental treatment:  
● Anti-bacterial & virus mouth rinse before treatment to neutralize aerosols
● New in-mouth suction system from DrySheild
● N95 masks & full coverage face shields
● 3-step surface disinfection: spray, wipe, spray
● Regular use of Biological Indicator Test Kits

Other important safety changes:
● HEPA air filtration systems
● Plexiglas barriers for separation
● Misting of rooms with HOCL  disinfectant between patients reduces 99.99% of bacteria and viruses

As always, it is still easy to fit dental treatment into your life at Dental Care Basking Ridge because we are open 6 days a week from 7am to 8pm, in network with most dental insurance plans and if you don’t have dental insurance a cleaning is only $99.  For your convenience you can schedule an appointment 24 hours a day on line:  CLICK HERE

Stay well and we look forward to seeing you soon,

Your Friends at Dental Care Basking Ridge