Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Alder Trails Dental is excited to be seeing patients for non-emergency dental services once again. To keep everyone as safe as possible, our team is following all of the guidelines that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners have introduced to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in dental practices. If you have any questions about our new procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact our front office team. We will be happy to clarify our new safety precautions and find a convenient time for you to come and see us.
When you enter our office, you may notice that things look a little different. We have decided to remove any unnecessary amenities from our waiting room, including our tablets, books, and board games. This is to reduce cross-contamination, as these items are hard to disinfect and keep clean. Our team may also look different, as we will be wearing PPE (personal protective equipment). This helps protect both our staff and our patients. We have also added Ultra-HEPA professional air purifiers throughout our office to ensure that any airborne allergens, bacteria, or viruses will be filtered and eliminated.
We have always sanitized each treatment room thoroughly and in its entirety, but during this time we are going above and beyond to make our treatment rooms as safe as possible. Electric dental handpieces are used instead of traditional air turbine ones to reduce aerosols during treatment. In addition, high volume vacuum suctions are used during treatment to stop the spread of virus particles from getting in the air. This reduction in aerosols help to keep our team and patients safe.