06 Apr Preventive measures that Nart Clínica Dental Barcelona establishes before COVID-19
Due to the current situation generated by the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, Nart Clínica Dental Barcelona remains open for emergency dental treatments. Our office complies with all the sterilization controls required for the practice of dental activity and follows the measures of the Ministry of Health and WHO (World Health Organization).
Nart Clínica Dental Barcelona has implemented and reinforced safety measures for healthcare professionals with the use of FFP2 masks, surgical sterile gloves, a waterproof gown and surgical hat and eye protection glasses. As always, a thorough handwash is carried out before and after caring for the dental patient, and all work surfaces are always immediately cleaned and disinfected under the usual disinfection and sterilization standards in our center, controlled by spores.
In the epiemiological situation that we are in, the patient must answer the following questionnaire by telephone and in the dental clinic:
- Do you have a fever or have you had a fever in the last 14 days?
- Have you had breathing problems (including cough) in the last 14 days?
- Have you traveled into risky countries in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with some people with confirmation of the coronavirus or with symptoms?
Una vez respondido, el dentista de urgencias está en las mejores condiciones para decidir si tratar al paciente con las medidas indicadas o demorar el tratamiento durante 14 días.
At Nart Clínica Dental Barcelona we take the following measures for the safety of our team and patients:
1- We reinforce hand washing.
We reinforce hand washing before and after the patient, first with soapy water and the application of an alcoholic product. The patient is invited to use hand washing with soapy water and hydroalcoholic gel before and after treatment.
2- Barrier protection methods:
At Nart Dental Clinic we provide our staff with all the necessary EPIS: gloves, protective glasses and screens, hat and work clothes (disposable surgical gowns). In addition, FFP2 masks are used.
3- Rinses with two previous mouthwashes:
Nart Clinica Dental offers a 3% hydrogen peroxide mouthwash and a 0.05% cetylpyridinium (CPC) mouthwash for 1 minute, to decrease viral load.
4- Use of the rubber dam and rotating instruments with anti-return systems.
Its use has been proved by scientific studies that reduces the viral load present in aerosols generated by dental procedures by 70%. The rotating instruments of Nart Clínica have a non-return valve system to avoid the risk of cross infection.
5- Cleaning and disinfection of work surfaces and air.
Disinfection protocols for all work surfaces are reinforced with 1000 mg / L chlorine-based hydrogen products, waiting 30 minutes and then rinsing with clean water.
All waste generated from patients is disposed of as medical waste, and is delivered to an authorized supplier.
Nart Dental Clinic also has air sterilizers with ultraviolet and ozone technology that works continuously for air disinfection in environments with medical activity.
6- Attention to emergencies without a companion.
Control of patients in the ward, after telephone triage, maintaining the safety distance is essential to avoid cross infections. All material in the waiting room has been removed.