Dr. John Rodriquez jumps ahead of the dental community and has introduced “fogging” to his dental office with the hypochlorous acid (HOCl) cleaner and disinfectant for the safety of our staff and patients.
Fogging is a process that includes spraying an electrically charged and safe to breathe disinfectant on all interior surfaces in the cleaning process to ensure germs and viruses are eradicated.
Hypochlorous acid is 100 times stronger than bleach yet nontoxic to patients or staff. PPE is not required during application, and is has been used in hospitals in severe wound care and in food processing to keep fresh produce clean and germ free.
The 3 largest airlines, Delta, United and American Airlines, are fogging their planes to make them safe for travel. Dr Rodriquez states “You should expect dental offices to do the same.”
- Timeless Dental is expanding our already strict methods of sterilization and is happy to announce the fogging method will be deployed in our standard cleaning routine.
- The entire office is fogged daily and the operatories after every patient.
The COVID-19 crisis has forced dental offices to drastically reduce service in order to observe social distancing, and stay-at-home orders are greatly reducing the ability to receive routine dental care. The demand remains essential for health care, and dental offices need to mitigate the risk of potential exposure for employees and customers.
Dr. Rodriquez is clear in his assertion that the dental office is the next safest place you can be other than your home. For over 50 years, dentists have been on the forefront of infection control, “We have been trained to wash our hands and keep our instruments clean since 1908.” Contact us at 281-681-3300 for more information about how we are keeping you safe!