In response to the emergence of COVID-19 in March, Rebol Family Dentistry followed the advice of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the ADA (American Dental Association) to only see patients for critical emergency care. While this created a number of challenges during the spring and early summer, it allowed us time to find solutions to the question: How do we keep our patients and our staff safe?
In truth, dentists were one step ahead of other medical providers in preparing to operate during a pandemic. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as gloves and masks, barriers, stringent room disinfection protocols between patients, and sterilization monitoring were already standard practice. In fact, every care provider takes special sterilization and disinfection classes and maintains sterilization certification.
Immediately at Rebol Family Dentistry, we started extensive research into the recommendations of the CDC, the ADA, The NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the Buncombe County Health Department. Per their recommendations, you will notice more Personal Protective Equipment, daily health screenings of all employees and health screenings of all patients. Above and beyond these recommendations we have installed an Ionic Cleaning System to our HVAC that cleans the air to create a safer and healthier office for all our patients and team members. We also added the CDC recommended UV sanitation to our HVAC system as an added layer of protection. This is not a typical installation as we put in two different systems to complement each other and keep you safer. Standing alone, both have been proven to kill COVID-19.
So, our HVAC system kills COVID?
Through Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) this system purifies the air by eliminating airborne particulates, odors and pathogens. All this while lowering our office’s carbon footprint. Our system kills 90% of human coronavirus in 60 minutes and 99.4% of SARS-CoV-2 in only 30 minutes. The additional UV sanitization system we have added kills 90-99% of coronavirus.
The Details – How the system fights COVID-19
The patented technology uses an electronic charge to create a plasma field filled with a high concentration of + and – ions. As these ions travel with the air stream, they attach to particles, pathogens and gases. The ions help to collect and combine fine sub-micron particles, making them filterable. The ions inactivate pathogens by robbing them of life-sustaining hydrogen. The ions break down harmful VOCs with an Electron Volt Potential under twelve (eV<12) into harmless compounds like O2, CO2, N2, and H2O. The ions produced travel within the air stream into the occupied spaces, cleaning the air everywhere the ions travel, even in spaces unseen.
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Alongside our intense air cleaning, our hands-on cleaning of our office surfaces and sterilization of instruments, you can breathe easy visiting our office – literally. We hope that these advancements in our office will help to make you feel safe for your twice-yearly cleaning or any other dental needs or emergencies.
When Was Your Last Check-up?
If it’s been more than six months since you’ve been to the dentist, schedule your next appointment today! We’ll get you examined and ensure you’re in good dental health, as well as help you with any potential issues you may be experiencing.
No Dental Insurance? No Problem!
At Rebol Family Dentistry, we want dental care to be accessible to everyone – dental insurance or not. For this reason, we’ve developed Dental Maintenance Plans. Our Maintenance Plans make it easy for Asheville residents to protect and improve their dental health! Unlike dental insurance, there are no yearly maximums, deductibles, pre-existing condition limitations, waiting periods or pre-authorization requirements.
With an easy monthly or yearly payment, your membership includes 2 routine cleanings and exams with necessary x-rays, 2 fluoride treatments, 1 emergency exam and more! Learn more about our Dental Maintenance Plans here.