During this Covid pandemic many things have changed, but at Camilleri Dental Medical Clinic one thing has remained the same – our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this if you have attended our clinic. Our infection control processes are designed so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. On entering our clinic all patients are requested to wear a mask and sanitize their hands and their temperature is also checked and recorded. We have a spacious waiting room with designated seating and the dentist wears full protective equipment (FFP3 mask, visor, double gloves and a gown) when carrying out an aerosol generating procedure such as a filling or a cleaning.
Covid-19: Our clinic’s infection control measures
Changing the air and air filtration at Camilleri Dental Clinic
Since we regularly carry out aerosol generating procedures, we have invested in an Air Changer which has inlets and outlets in every room. The surgeries are equipped with HEPA (High-efficiency Particulate Arrestor) filters which remove particles including bacteria and virus clusters. The efficiency of the surgery air HEPA filters is at least 99.97% at 0.3 Micron. The conditioned air enters at the top of the room and is designed to change the air 6 times an hour within each room, so that the air is constantly changed and purified. In addition, we have also installed rigorous safety protocols to further prevent the possible release of particles, such as high-volume suction and additional UV air purifiers. The Air purifiers use the latest technology in air purification and a 5-level filtration system which eliminate contaminants in the room, quickly and effectively.
Should I visit my dentist?
We are confident about the safety of our clinic and we would in most cases not suggest skipping your dental check up or any other treatment you may have for fear of Covid-19.
However, we do advise the following:
If you are a person at high risk (in a high-risk age group, an asthmatic person, or someone suffering from an autoimmune condition amongst other things) or live with someone who is at high risk, you may want to consider postponing your appointment. If you are unsure about your specific situation, we would be happy to advise you as to whether visiting our clinic is fine or whether you should cancel or postpone your appointment. Our patient’s wellbeing will always be first at Camilleri Dental Clinic.
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The treatments we offer
During this pandemic, our clinic has maximized protection following the guidelines of internal health authorities for ourselves and our patients. With all the above measures in place and our staff trained to be extra careful and vigilant with regards to sanitization procedures, we are glad to be able to offer our patients all the services listed on our website including treatments falling under:
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
- Cosmetic Dentistry
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About dental practices during Covid-19
Covid-19 is spread through saliva droplets; whenever we breathe, talk, sneeze and so forth we allow saliva droplets to enter the surrounding air. These droplets can find their way into another person’s nose, mouth, or eyes – not necessarily through inhalation of any contaminated surrounding air but also by touching surfaces other infected individual’s may have touched. If a symptomatic or asymptomatic Covid-19 person contaminates a surface (whether by touching it, sneezing on it, accidentally allowing droplets of saliva to fall onto the surface etc), the person who next touches the surface with for ex. their hands, and then proceeds to touch their mouth, inner nose, rub their eyes etc is at risk of picking up the infection. Covid-19 is extremely contagious.
Because of many dental procedures involving instruments which produce a relatively high amount of saliva droplets (such as drills), dental practices are particularly high-risk, especially if they do not have all the required precautions, equipment and procedures in place. Particles of Covid-19 can linger in the air for hours, making a filtration system specifically designed to get rid of germs a must-have for any clinic to operate during the current time.
At Camilleri Dental Medical Clinic we pride ourselves with placing Patient safety first and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.