Post-Corona Dentistry

THE NEW NORMAL

"This bug can kill you. It won't in my office."

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We have always used above-standard sterilization procedures that apply a rigorous 11 step protocol (above). Ours is the state of the art Steri-Center by Planmeca (check it out online, it’s really impressive): A pre-sterilization hydrogen peroxide “washer” (1st cycle) that kills 99.5% of the microorganisms prior to autoclave steam-sterilization (2nd cycle), then storage of instruments in a controlled environment. The flow is from contaminated (red) to sterile (blue) so there is no cross-contamination.

We have always used Universal Protocols in which treatment rooms are wiped down (surface disinfection) and disposable products are used if we cannot sterilize them. Gloves, Masks, and Scrubs have always been part of our protocol.

SO WHAT’S NEW?

There are 3 levels of protection:

1. PERSONAL PROTECTION

A. EXISTING OFFICE CARE explained above 

B. YOUR SELF CARE explained at conclusion 

C. NEW OFFICE CARE Procedures including:

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  1. Stay in your car and call us upon arrival. We will escort you in so you don’t have to touch anything.
  2. Social distancing practiced in reception room as we check you out.
  3. A short patient screening will be taken each visit.
  4. Infrared forehead temperature and pulse-oximeter oxygen levels will be taken before treatment.
  5. A disinfecting pre-treatment mouthwash will be used to reduce normal bacterial-viral load.

2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

ATOMIZER (24/7)

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A time release air-treatment dispenser that emits a naturally occurring anti viral – anti bacterial – anti fungal solution. It has been reintroduced after 20 years of consumer disinterest. (I used it in office 15 years ago until the company bankrupted). It’s back! Each small unit handles a 12' x 12' space.


FOGGER (Weekly)

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Weekend defogging of the office and air-conditioning system with another FDA-USDA "approved" revolutionary product with a 15-year track record in agriculture and farm animal production (antibiotic-free animals sold as organic), and now used in human protection. It has been used to quickly sanitize ambulances between calls. This month, a British study validated that it would kill the Corona Virus in less than 2 minutes. (We have also began using it in liquid form to safely wipe down surfaces in treatment areas – protecting our staff from potentially dangerous strong commercial medical disinfectants.) The White House has been communicating with its inventor and the Chinese government has bought several drums of the material.


AEROSOL

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When water is used in my Dental Hand Pieces (“drills”) or the Hygienist’s Ultrasonic Scalers, a yard-wide aerosol cloud is generated that is full of microorganisms. Those water droplets will now have their distilled water infused with a product that can also be used in Oral Irrigators. Any organisms that attached to a droplet of aerosol will be dead!


UV/OZONE STERILIZER

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Used to dry-sterilize paper and cloth products that cannot be steam-autoclaved.


3. SYSTEMIC PROTECTION

A piece of paper over your face(called a mask) cannot protect you. It can only help.

There is no substitute for Optimal Health. And you will never be healthier than your Immune System.

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NUTRITION

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I have a Master's Degree in Nutrition Science (the "what" we do biologically) with a minor in Sociocultural Food Science (the "why" we do it psychologically). With the coming of this Pandemic, the teachable moment has arrived. Over the decades we have killed ourselves slowly with chronic diseases. With the advent of the Corona Virus, we can now do it instantly...It's time to learn some Food Rules.


HYDRATION

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Keeping hydrated is a key to health.  We live in a fluid environment.  Water compromises 60% of your body weight and 83% in your lungs. Breath deeply while you spell C-O-R-O-N-A V-I-R-U-S…


EAT, MOVE, SLEEP

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It can be as simple as that. This author has been keeping 5 cancers at bay in his body for 20 years. Doctor is derived from a Latin word meaning Teacher. We too can help you as we monitor the direction your health is moving on your 6-month re-care appointment. (Natural aging is bad enough without adding unnatural aging to it.) Now is the best time to reverse your disease susceptibility.  Two people can get the same cancer and be treated the same way.  One survives and one does not.  Why is that?  An immune system functioning optimally.  Two people can get Covid-19 and one lives and one dies...


4. PERSONAL PROTECTION (Your SELF CARE options – 1B)

NASAL HYDRATION

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Keeps the virus at bay. The use of AYR Saline Nasal Gel can be applied around your nostrils and it really helps. Moist surfaces are difficult for the virus to penetrate. I’ve used this for years and it feels great. Buy it at your pharmacy. It’s OTC. ($9)


AIR TREATMENT DISPENSER for home use

The Atomizer is distributed by Epi Scope at #(843) 505-2916, owned by a former patient who moved away, Dr. Fred Holtzman. ($40) The canister and battery need to be changed every 2 months.

DETERGENT

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Wash your clothing with the Ecosense product line from Melaleuca, that uses Tea Tree Oil to kill microorganisms. They have a factory in Knoxville that could use our support. (Taking it to the next level, you could also change your clothes and bathe when you get home.)


NASAL PROTECTION

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Use Ponaris Nasal Emollient first thing in the morning. It’s in the Astronauts Medical Space Kits. Microorganisms hate iodine. Place a tiny drop in each nostril and suck it in. Don’t use too much (Sinus headache). A 1 oz. bottle will last a long time. On Amazon ($17). Ask your doctor if you have concerns.


HEPA FILTRATION

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Some filters are better than others. (about $10), still working on that. Same with Mobile HEPA units ($100-600). The higher the MERV number, the greater the filtration. Viruses are 10 to 100 times smaller than bacteria (1-micron vs 24-microns). MERV 17 = 0.3 microns   (99.97% efficiency). MERV 12 is the top of the line for residential use (70% efficiency). It’s therefore going to take more than filters alone.


OZONATORS

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Generate ozone (03), the most powerful oxidative agent that occurs naturally. It gives me a headache. Don’t use it while you are at home. Set timer for 2 hours while you are gone. Won’t do an entire house, must move it around. On Amazon ($90 – 4,500 {laboratory grade} )


“Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

We are here to serve you. And we know how to keep you safe…while protecting your Oral/Systemic health at the same time. 

We are Americans and we don’t quit until we win.
So be creative. Be safe. God protect and bless you.
See you soon!

Dr. Barbee & Staff

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P.S. Please share this information with your family and friends. We are all in this together! This is more than personal protection; it's about the health and survival of America.

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