East Riverside Dental Centre


What East Riverside Dental Centre is doing to ensure patient and staff safety.

To our valued patients,

We are in an unprecedented time, with the majority of businesses closed and everyone ordered to stay at home, in order to flatten the curve and halt the spread of COVID19.  Our dental office has been closed since March 16/2020 as per recommended orders of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) due to the pandemic. Understanding that we need to postpone all non-emergency treatments until a later date all emergency dental issues have been managed by the four dentists on an individual basis.

E.R.D.C has always followed strict standards of Infection Prevention and Control in accordance with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), in order to protect our staff and our patients.

In addition to these strict infection prevention and control guidelines, we are taking extra precautions at this time to allow us to re-open when government regulation allows us to do so in order to treat emergency patients.

Additional safety measures

  1. Surgically Clean-Air 6 Medical Grade Air Purification systems throughout the office which:

a)Decreases pollutants

  1. Turns around 99.9989% of air particles (including COVID-19 virus particles) in 4-6 minutes, to deliver fresh air free of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and fungi)
  2. ii. 6 stage filtration & sterilization process: these systems don’t just filter pollutants, they also destroy them. They remove particles including Odors, Gases, Mold, Allergens, and Viruses.
  3. iii. Proprietary HEPA-Rx filters meet or exceed the guidelines for general surgery applications. HEPA-Rx filters have been independently tested to remove 99.998% of particles at 0.1 microns in size.

b) Increases comfort

Surgically clean-air eliminates the polluted-air particles that cause headaches, fatigue, itchy eyes, dry skin, coughing, sneezing, and the need for inhalers.

c) Improves morale

Our patients and our team members will appreciate the noticeably fresher air and the fact that we care so much about their comfort and health.  

d) Read more on the Surgically Clean Air website: https://scadental.com/

2) Oxivir Disinfectants

Kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) in 1 minute. Is a registered One-Step Hospital Grade Disinfectant Cleaner.

Oxivir Tb Wipes are intended for the cleaning and disinfecting of healthcare environmental surfaces. Based on proprietary AHP® technology to deliver fast, effective cleaning and disinfection.

• Kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) in 1 minute

• Kills bacteria and viruses in just 1 minute

• Virucidal, Bactericidal, Fungicidal and Tuberculocidal

• Active ingredients break down to oxygen and water.

3) Routine use of rubber dams

a) Maintaining the standard: As per the standard guidelines of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and in accordance with the Canadian Dental Association, the Ontario Dental Association.

b)  Routine dentistry: In taking further precautions, we will now be using rubber dams during our routine dentistry, including fillings, crowns, bridges, and cosmetic works (which includes composite and porcelain veneers)

c) Benefits of rubber dams: Severely reduces risk of bio-aerosols and reduces risk of contamination of oral micro-organisms in the blood and/or saliva.

4) Wiping down all surfaces after every patient

We disinfect all surfaces (with disinfectant wipes) in the lounge area, the patient lavatory, the counter tops, the kids area, the door handles and surfaces, the lounge chairs, and armrests.

Please know that we will continue to take every precautionary measure to protect you and our team during these times. If you have any questions please reach out to us.

Stay safe and healthy!! 

The Dental Team at ERDC