June 15, 2020
Welcome to a new week at HCD! Thanks for all your help as a team and individually to make our team meeting a success last week! We are so blessed to have you all as team members and I'm grateful to you all for the role you play at our practice!
Thank you! ~Rachael
As the health mandates for COVID continue in Alaska, Dr. Henrie and Dr. Marchant have reviewed the requirements for using cavitrons at HCD. As the current mandate stands, we are required to have high vac for any aerosol treatment. We also must have gowns, N-95/K-95's and face shields. Heather has been diligently working on securing the necessary PPE from various sources. Unfortunately, we are running into back orders and haven't been able to secure the necessary stock pile for aerosols to be used throughout the practice.
We will continue to secure as much PPE as possible in order to start cavitron use. Until such time, we recognize the burden it places on our hygienists' hands to do scaling every day. We sincerely thank you for putting forth your best efforts and taking care of your patients.
As a practice, we will continue to keep our hours from 8AM-3PM through the month of July. This will help limit the amount of PPE needed. It will also help reduce the number of hours of stress on our hygienists' hands. We will continue to move forward with the goal of running HCD at 100% - 100% safety, 100% patient care, 100% dental technology.