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An orthodontic retainer is often required when you complete a tooth-straightening treatment. Using your retainer goes a long way when it comes to keeping newly-aligned teeth in their proper position. It is an effective way to ensure the results of an orthodontic treatment last a lifetime.A retainer can be fitted by a general dentist or…
Pediatric Orthodontist is much more than just achieving straight teeth for your children. Many parents wonder at what age should their child see an orthodontist. Are there signs that your child needs to have the teeth evaluated? While there is not a set time to see an orthodontist, there are some guidelines that can help…
How we keep our patients and staff safe during the current Coronavirous (COVID-19) environment:
We wanted to reach out to all our patients and personally let you know that we remain committed to offering you the best and the safest care here at our office.
As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and provide you with the peace of mind that our office makes the health of our patients and team members our highest priority.
We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of health safety and in response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures recommended by the global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC) to screen every patient and guest that enters our facility. We are screening all guests and patients before every appointment and have adjusted our cancelation policy and fees. We want to assure you that our office has taken every precaution to maintain our patient’s health and safety.
Our office is equipped with multiple high efficiency air purifiers that kills bacteria, viruses and molds in the air throughout the entire office
We use the AIRIUS Destratification Air sterilizer with Photohydroionization® (PHI) and a Broad spectrum 100-300 nm HE/UV™ ultraviolet disinfection unit. PHI is an advanced oxidation technology developed by RGF Environmental Group to minimize and neutralize indoor air pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, gases (VOCs) and odors. Photohydroionization (PHI) cell emits advanced oxidation plasma (0.01 – 0.02 ppm). The fan circulates Hydro-Peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxide ions throughout the space, neutralizing more than 99 percent of micro-organisms. PHI utilizes a broad-spectrum, high intensity UV light targeted on a hydrated quad-metallic catalyst surface. This target surface is covered with a proprietary quad-metallic and hydrophilic coating. The UV light reacts with the catalyst and moisture to produce an advanced oxidation plasma consisting of hydro-peroxides, super oxide ions and hydroxide ions. These friendly oxidizers will revert back to oxygen and hydrogen once they’ve come in contact with and eliminated the pollutant.
These units create an aggressive advanced oxidation atmosphere to kill 99% of bacteria, viruses and mold in the air surrounding the unit
Ionized-hydro-peroxides are very effective at destroying harmful microbials in the air and on surfaces. As oxidants, they do this by either destroying the microbe through a process known as cell lysing or by changing its molecular structure and rendering it harmless which is the case in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and odors.
Universities like Kansas State University and independent labs have tested these units and they found a 4-log reduction (99.99%) surface bacteria/virus reduction, a 97% airborne bacterial reduction, a 99% reductions of Ecoli, Listeria, Strep and Bird Flu, a 97% airborne mold reduction, a U.S. and International 99% reduction of Staph (MRSA) and they are approved by the USDA, FSIS and FDA.
As always, our office puts the health, safety, and well-being of our patients, employees, and communities at our highest priority. We continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and are here to assist our patients as needed. Deep breaths and positive thoughts. We’re all in this together.