Due to the growing concern of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we at My Pompano Dentist want to share the infection controls and Universal Precautions that we have set in place for the protection of both our patients and our staff. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist, and the dental team. Here at My Pompano, we believe that the cornerstone of a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. So, please feel free to discuss our infection control procedures, guidelines, and more with Dr. Browne or any member of our staff. We trust that you will receive a straightforward answer.
The entire team at My Pompano Dentist follows the procedures recommended by several federal agencies: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the Florida Board of Dentistry. These measures include:
- Disinfectant Hand Soap/Sanitizer
- Gloves & Face Masks
- Chemical Disinfection of Countertops & Surfaces
- Sterilization of all Equipment before Every Use
- Disposable Materials
My Pompano Dentist sterilizes all reusable equipment, including handpieces. We also use an autoclave which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. The autoclave is tested every week for proper disinfection and monitored by the State of Florida.
My Pompano Dentist is committed to providing a safe environment for all patients and staff. We understand your concerns about COVID-19. Rest assured that we are carefully monitoring the guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Florida Department of Health during this time. We are also continuing to follow the Universal Standard Precautions for infection prevention and sterilization controls directed by the CDC. In addition to maintaining our high standard of infection prevention, we have instructed our team to remain at home if they become ill and to seek appropriate medical care.
As for our patients, if you feel sick or have been sick within the past 48 hours, please reschedule your dental appointment and contact your physician. Also, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled outside of the United States in the last 14 days.