Covid 19 Protection
Isabeau Joubert Dentist Inc. t/a Jbay Dentist is extremely proud to be setting the benchmark as one of the first dental practices to have re-opened their doors on the 8th of May 2020, with Health and Safety Protocols in place.
These Protocols are in line with the recommendations of the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), SADA and the CSIR, during this COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the way in which we will be conducting our business from here on forward.
For your safety as well as for the staff of the practice, we have put the following preventative measures in place:
A. We have upgraded our facility with the following:
* Professional grade extractor fans to eliminate aerosols
* UV C lights: a potent disinfectant for fluid or airborne coronavirus
* New safety barriers were put in place at the front door, the reception desk and at the room where the aerosols are made.
B. Dental staff will be dressed in the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the specific procedures.
C. COVID-19 JBAY DENTIST Health and Safety Protocol is implemented to minimise the risk of contamination with SARS-COV-2 and lower mitigation and the spread of COVID-19.
D. We will allow enough time between each dental appointment to facilitate intensive decontamination and wiping of surfaces with further disinfectant aerosols by means of a fogger and the sterilisation of all dental equipment and areas within the practice.
E. Each patient will be screened and need to complete a questionnaire prior to their dental visit and go through a thorough screening process to minimise the treatment of a COVID-19 positive patient. We will ask you to wait in the car until the dental surgery is ready. Only the patient will be allowed to pass through the front door (Except in cases of minors, where one adult will be allowed).
Upon arrival, further screening of the patient will take place at the first barrier window, with a temperature check.
F. An extra barrier, rubber dam, will be used where possible, in the patient’s mouth whilst doing dental restorations under High Volume Evacuation (HVE)
Upon entering, the patient will only be in the waiting room for a short period, or in most cases, no time at all. Our aim is to immediately bring patients through to the consultation rooms (with only their cell phone and no handbag).
Just like our president has so accurately stated : “We can no longer work in the way we have before” – President Cyril Ramaphosa
We are educated, geared up and our team of professionals are ready to take care of your smiles in a safe and preventative manner.
Yours in Dental Healthcare
Isabeau Joubert and the Jbay Dentist Team