Whole-Office Disinfectant Fogging

Dr Alan Wolcott and Hillandale Smiles of Silver Spring MD jumps ahead of the dental community and has introduced ‘Fogging ’ his Dental Office with Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Cleaner & Disinfectant for the safety of his staff and patients.

Dr Alan Wolcott Dentist/owner of Hillandale Smiles is now ‘Fogging’ his Dental office and equipment to make you safer with Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Cleaner & Disinfectant.  Hypochlorous acid is 100 times stronger than bleach yet non toxic to patients or staff and PPE is not required during application

The big 3 airlines are ‘fogging’ their planes to make them safe for travel, Dr Alan Wolcott states “You should expect dental offices to do the same”

  • Hillandale Smiles located in Silver Spring Maryland is expanding their already strict methods of sterilization is poised to Fog their office and equipment just like the three largest US airlines
  • Delta, United and American are expanding their aircraft cleaning measures to include a new method; fogging.
  • Fogging is a process that includes spraying an electrically-charged and safe to breathe disinfectant on all interior surfaces in the cleaning process to ensure germs and viruses are eradicated.
  • Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) Cleaner & Disinfectant safety has been proven as it is used in hospitals in severe wound care and in food processing to keep fresh produce clean and germ free.
  • Hypochlorous acid is 100 times stronger than bleach yet non toxic to patients or staff and PPE is not required during application
  • Hillandale Smiles, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines are happy to announce the fogging method will be deployed in their standard cleaning routine. 

The COVID-19 crisis has forced Dental Offices drastically reduce service as social distancing and stay at home orders are greatly reducing the ability to receive routine dental care.   The demand still remains essential for health care and dental offices need to mitigate the risk of potential exposure for employees and customers.

Dr Wolcott has been open seeing Critical Emergencies throughout the COVID Pandemic.  People still have tooth pain, severe infections and dental trauma like broken teeth.  It is Dr Wolcott personal and professional responsibility to keep his patients comfortable and safe.  His strict compliance to health and safety guidelines are notable in the office.

Dr Wolcott is clear in his assertion that the dental office is the next safest place you can be other than your home.  For over 50 years dentists have been on the forefront of infection control,  ‘We have been trained to wash our hands and keeping our instruments clean since 1908’ .  The grandfather of dentistry, Dr. G. V. Black, promoted many things in which the modern dentist still does.  One of which is Dr Black strongly promotion of hand washing and cleaning of equipment.

For more that 50 years, dental offices have been washing hands and using single use gloves for each patient.  For years patients have been observing Dentist and their team of hygienist and clinical staff using facemasks, eye protection and clinic jackets.  ‘Fogging seems to be the next great innovation in keeping us all safe,’ states Dr Wolcott.

To put worrying minds at ease for those still receiving dental care the dental office continues to be a very safe place to receive care.  To inspire confidence when dentistry returns to the ‘new normal’, Hillandale Smiles and Dr Wolcott will be incorporating ‘state of the art’ decontamination protocols to ensure any lingering germs are eradicated.

You probably have seen videos of ‘fogging’ of streets buildings and hospitals.  Now the same level of safety is here at Hillandale Smiles.  Dr. Wolcott states the germ-killing fog will be used both before and after each patient visit and is an important upgrade to our already strict sterilization and disinfection procedures.  The fog will also blanket the complete office which includes treatment areas, hallways, reception area, restroom and staffs lounge several times a day.  Every area is already clean, now, it’s microscopically clean.

Dr. Alan Wolcott is a General dentist in Silver Spring Maryland.  His focus is keeping his dental care affordable for the whole family in a single location.  Dr. Alan Wolcott and his team of general Dentists, Specialists and Hygienists provide cosmetic and general dentistry, to include dental implants, crowns, veneers and full mouth reconstructions.  Dr Wolcott is committed to ensuring quality dental care in a safe and caring environment.

You can contact Dr. Alan Wolcott by email,  [email protected] or Hillandale Smiles at 301.439.7878 or Visit HillandaleSmiles.com

Reference article https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-united-american-are-fogging-planes-2020-4

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