Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office.
Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe
and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office has developed specific policies and procedures based on guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Arkansas Department of Health, and The American Dental Association. These guidelines are meant to protect to both protect our staff and patients. Some of the changes worth mentioning are:
Our office has invested in several electrolysis systems to produce HOCL (Hypochlorous Acid). We use HOCL on top of our regular disinfectants in many different ways (spray, aerosolized) in order to safely disinfect our office. These systems are EPA approved for combatting the COVID-19 virus.
HOCL is nontoxic to humans. In nature, HOCL is made by our very own white blood cells to help destroy pathogens. Although HOCL is a weak acid (similar to citrus juice) it is a very powerful oxidant that is effective against invading bacteria, fungi, and viruses.