In these changing times, and with the continuation of the pandemic, we value the safety and comfort of our patients more than ever. For this reason, Dr. El-Masry and associates follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines of Woodbridge, Virginia, so you can stay protected during your visits with us.
Our office has implemented safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association®. These include:
We have installed Plasma Air bipolar ionization technology in our HVAC system. Plasma Air uses bipolar ionization technology to proactively purify indoor air at the source of contamination. Much like sunlight in the atmosphere, Plasma Air technology produces a natural bio-climate rich in positive and negative oxygen ions. These bipolar ions seek out atoms and molecules in the air to trade electrons with, effectively neutralizing particulate matter, bacteria and virus cells, odorous gases and aerosols, and VOCs. Click here to learn more.
AirDoctor Air Purifiers
AirDoctor stand-alone purifiers have been placed in the reception area and each treatment suite. The UltraHEPA Filter is 100 times more effective than ordinary HEPA filters and is able to capture 99.99% of the most dangerous, ultra-fine particles in the air. Click here to learn more.
We have installed clear barriers. These hard plastic guards have been placed strategically throughout the practice and are cleaned regularly – to help block the movement of airborne particles.
Our doctors and team use high standard PPE equipment in our office, such as N95 masks, face shields and gowns.
CDC Approved Instrument Sterilization
This sterilization has always been the standard in our dental practice for every piece of equipment and the instruments used in our patient’s mouths.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
Thorough room cleaning after every appointment has always been our dental practice standard. Hospital-grade disinfection protocols are always in place as recommended by the CDC for each area of our dental office and treatment rooms.
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizer
Sanitizing stations have been strategically placed throughout the office and proper hand-washing protocols are in place.
We are limiting the number of patients seen at our dental office at a time and are adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Virtual Waiting Room
We will be using a virtual waiting room by asking patients to complete online forms located here on our website. We also ask our patients to call or text us as you arrive to your dental appointment and kindly remind you to wait in your car until you are invited to enter our dental office. We are using online appointment reminders and online appointment confirmations to help make scheduling easier.
Patient Screening Measures
You will be asked to complete a pre-visit Covid-19 questionnaire and thorough medical history review. Every patient’s temperature will be taken as soon as you enter our dental office.
As always, your dental care is our cherished responsibility. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your appointment and the safety protocols we have in place so you can have a safe and wonderful dental visit with our dentist and team.