Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people are becoming more and more selective about where they go and when they go there. Caution is certainly commendable, but it is important that you do not become too cautious and skip out on important activities — including dental appointments. Dentists across the country have implemented strict protocols to keep their patients safe and healthy. In our practice, we have gone above and beyond recommended guidelines for COVID dental office safety and have installed a Reme Halo air purification system. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about that system and how it can benefit you.
The Reme Halo System
Did you know that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air? Dental office air in particular may present dangers because the nature of dental procedures releases countless tiny droplets and particles into the air. Most dentists deal with this issue by using suction devices. Suction devices are certainly vital, but they do not provide comprehensive air purification.
The Reme Halo system is an award-winning in-duct air purification technology that is designed to imitate the way the natural environment gets rid of impurities in outside air. It sends out ionized hydroperoxides, which attack and kill dangerous microbes. It can thus get rid of viruses, bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors, and more.
Benefits of the Reme Halo System
Some of the most outstanding benefits of the Reme Halo system include:
- Many business that have invested in the system have experienced tangible benefits. For example, medical facilities typically see a decrease in MRSA cases, and public schools have shown a 15 percent decrease in absentee rates.
- It reduces the germs in a sneeze by 98 percent before they travel 3 feet.
- It cleans all the air in the building at the same time.
- It improves energy efficiency.
- It improves the efficiency of existing filtration systems.
The company that manufactures the Reme Halo system has not yet had a chance to test its ability to kill the virus that causes COVID-19. However, it has been shown effective at reducing the presence of similar viruses by more than 99 percent. Therefore, it is a reasonable assumption to think that the system is a powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19.
We Put Our Patients First
Dental offices are not required to have a system like the Reme Halo. In fact, we are one of very few offices in our area that have invested in it. We did so because we place the highest priority on our patients’ overall health, and we want you to be able to attend your appointments with total confidence that you are entering a safe environment.
About the Author
Dr. Michael Howard graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1981. In the years since then, he has continually pursued extra education and has maintained a passion for keeping up with the latest in dental office technology. In fact, he was the first dentist in our county to use a laser for cavity removal. Today, he is using both technology and strict daily precautions to protect his patients and staff members from COVID-19. To learn more about Dr. Howard and what our office is doing to maintain a safe environment, contact us at 770-425-2001.