Aerosols can act as a vehicle for the spread of infection. No aerosols are generated in our office because only x-rays acquired outside the mouth are taken.
Disposable gloves are worn by our technologists when obtaining the x-ray images, and are discarded after each patient exam is completed. Hands are then sanitized.
Face masks are worn and discarded after each exam is completed.
Where possible, a disposable barrier is employed.
All x-ray machines are cleaned after each use with a substance which destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores.
Counters and chairs in the reception area are sanitized regularly.