COVID-19 Infection Control

All employees are required to wear appropriate PPE
Hand sanitizing stations are available for patient use
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Infection control has always been our top priority

MacArthur Dental Arts follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Infection control protocol according to OSHA standards have always been in place, however, COVID-19 has given cause for these protocols to be revised. As a result, we have made the following changes within our practice in an on-going effort to help protect our patients and staff.

  • All employees and patients are required to have their temperature taken upon entering the building.
  • All employees will wear N95 masks or comparable face coverings, a face shield when any kind of procedure that evokes aerosol droplets is performed, and protective gowns or comparable medical coats.
  • Medical grade air purifiers have been installed in all operatories, the waiting room, and the front office to safely purify the air up to 1600 square feet per machine!
  • Employees sanitize and disinfect operatories and shared spaces frequently.
  • We ask that you use the provided hand sanitizer upon entering the office. You will find some in the reception area and other places around the office for you to use as needed.
  • During procedures that are at risk for evoking aerosol droplets, doctors are using aerosol evacuation
  • Cavitrons and ultrasonic cleaners will NOT be used during dental cleanings
  • Patient appointments are being spaced to limit the number of patients in the waiting room. Note that you may be asked to wait in your car until the doctor, or hygienist is ready for your appointment. We also ask that when possible, you come alone to your appointment. Should you end up bringing someone, they will be asked to wait in the car until your appointment is complete.

Stay at home if you are feeling sick

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days, we ask that you please postpone your appointment to a later date.

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset, headache, or fatigue
  • A recent loss of taste or smell

Also, if you have recently traveled to any region outside of your home county that has been significantly affected by COVID-19 cases. (LA County for instance) Please refrain from attending any appointments until 14 days have passed since your return home.