At the dental practice of Dr. Donald Dexter, we believe that the COVID-19 health challenges call for expanded sanitation protocols and that is why we have added cold fogging to our office cleaning protocol. While an N95 mask is probably our best personal protection, ultra-low volume fogging, referred to as cold fogging, with a hypochlorous acid solution is our best option at this point to “clean” the air.
The hypochlorous acid solution is used in an ultra-low volume fogging machine that will create and disperse a mist (not a spray) of the solution in a particle size of 20 microns or less. The primary intention of cold fogging is to clear viral particles from the air and is an additional measure to our normal office and treatment room disinfection protocols.
Electrolyzed water, also known as hypochlorous acid (HOCl), is a highly effective and intrinsically safe sanitizing agent. The single most important feature of hypochlorous acid is that it is unusually efficient in eliminating viruses. Research from an FDA-approved lab showed that electrolytically generated hypochlorous acid can kill viruses in less than one minute at 50 ppm.
The benefits of cold fogging with hypochlorous acid includes:
- Kills all known dangerous pathogens, viral and bacterial, on contact with lasting protection
- Non-toxic and safe on or around humans, pets, plants, and marine life
- Organic, non-corrosive, non-hazardous, all natural, and environmentally friendly
- 100x more powerful than bleach
- EPA registered as a safe and powerful disinfectant
- Proven, used in hospitals and surgical suites for more than a century
We are happy to include the added benefits of cold fogging to our office protocols to provide patient care in the safest manner possible with the best environmental benefits as well.
We want our patients to come back with the confidence that we have gone the extra mile in cleanliness to protect our patients, their families, the staff, and the community.
Sep’kec’a (thank you in the Modoc way)