Manhasset Dental Practice Maintains Enhanced Covid Protocols
As the Delta variant continues to be a public health concern, Golden Dental Wellness, in Manhasset, is maintaining a variety of safety precautions to protect patients, says Dr. Linda Golden. In addition to the enhanced use of personal protective equipment, the practice has implemented Molekule and Vitashield air purification systems, state-of-the-art Dentavac equipment, and negative-ion generators.
“Since it’s been shown that Covid-19 and the Delta variant can spread through the air and remains active and contagious, air purification and the elimination of aerosols are paramount in controlling the spread of the virus,” Golden says. “During routine cleanings as well as more involved dental procedures, aerosols can form and become airborne, which are a perfect environment for coronavirus to thrive. Both Molekule—a system designed to eliminate viruses and bacteria—and Vitashield air purification can eliminate airborne Covid-19 and the Delta variant and keep unsanitary aerosols under control. In addition, we have installed negative-ion generators to clean the air around patients during procedures.”
The stepped-up PPE protocols include the use of surgical-grade equipment during routine procedures, shields at the front desk, and N95 and level-three masks at all times. The office further limits patients’ potential exposure by allowing them to wait in the car before appointments if they request it as a preference.
“We have always followed universal precautions and continue to follow CDC protocols, including taking patients’ temperature before their appointments, and continuing our typical aerosol decontainment protocol,” Golden says. “We respect all personal choices, and we are currently encouraging that all patients, to feel safe, please inform us of any concerns they may have.”
Location: 444 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY. For appointments or more information, call 516-627-8400 or visit GoldenSmile.com.