Our Safety Protocols
Learn more about how we minimize the spread of infection and the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
At Advanced Dentistry of Kearney, we have always had the most advanced infection control at our office. As a result of the current pandemic, the leading dental infection control experts in dentistry have developed some additional steps that we have implemented. Some of the changes will be noticeable and most will be behind the scenes that you will not see.
Our practice is committed to giving you the most pleasant and comfortable experience during your visit without any compromises to your health, safety, or harm to the environment.
Protocols for Patients:
- All patients are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth when coming to the office.
- Pre-Visit: Our office may communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions.
- Upon Arrival: You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at the office. We will also be taking your temperature when you arrive at the office.
- Social Distancing: Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
- Checking-In: Upon arrival at our office, we may ask that you call us before entering the office to let us know you have arrived.
Protocols for Office and Staff:
- Team Members: Our doctors and team will be wearing all of the most effective personal protective equipment (PPE) and will also be going through a screening process before every shift.
- Surface Cleaning: All operatories and waiting areas will be wiped down with disinfectants between patients. For the time being, you may see that our reception area will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, and so forth, to further limit surfaces where aerosols may land.
- Barriers: Clear screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk and checkout window to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens.
- Aerosols: We are reducing aerosols by using technologies such as high-volume evacuation (HVE) to reduce the aerosols generated by dental procedures.
- Filtration: HEPA air purifiers have been installed throughout the practice to help improve the air quality in the area for all patients and the team. iWave-R ionization units have been installed in our heating and air duct systems to purify the air supply, killing mold, bacteria, and viruses more actively.
For Inquiries Regarding Schedules for Childbirth Classes
Rose Salvucci, nurse manager for the practice will be coordinating the class schedules. All inquires regarding schedules, availability, and cost should be sent to Rose. Rose can be reached by email at email@example.com or by calling (617) 332-2345, or on our Patient Gateway.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs
Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include
- Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
- Less blood loss from surgery.
- Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues.
- Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
- Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
- Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.
Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.
Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.