How was your visit at the dentist
Jul 18th, 2020 11:14 am
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Jul 18th, 2020 1:22 pm
Yes it does say hepa on the device but realistically how can the dentist do his artistic work with this covering my face? I think still there will be fine aerosol that will not get sucked. Instead fine aerosol stuck on his gloves, sleeves, picks, the room, etc....coilz wrote: ↑Aerosol suction device ? If they put it right beside the area of operation it'll suck in all the fine aerosol. That's what scientists are worry about with regards to Covid transmission, the really fine aerosol that can travel distances >2m. By reducing it around the source it should drop the risk of transmission, by how many % ... who knows, but the concept makes sense. The device most probably have a HEPA filter/UV light combo in there.
Jul 18th, 2020 1:54 pm
It'll be placed next to your mouth/face not interfering with the field of view of the dentist obviously. It's like putting a fan next to you instead of right in front of you. You affect the air flow around the immediate vicinity of the aerosol source, get it before it spreads. Of course it'll not be 100% since nothing is "perfect", but the hope is there is a significant enough reduction. If it's stuck on an object it's no longer an aerosol. That's why the dentist change gloves, change and sterilize all used instruments , spray disinfectant and wipe down surfaces between patients. Some jurisdiction is mandating " settling" time after appointments for aerosols to settle between using each room, the thinking behind it is you wait for the aerosol to fall down with time and gravity and then you can disinfect the surface it lands on. But it's mostly via common sense/logical thinking and not peer review research since Covid aerosol travel/transmission is still new and peer review data is lacking right now. I am sure in a few months/years there will be more and more articles and data coming out with respect to covid aerosol transmission.
Jul 19th, 2020 9:20 am
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Jul 19th, 2020 1:36 pm
It's purpose is to suck in fine aerosol the type that floats and travels, big splatter is... big.. so it drops to the ground right away. It's true none of these are certified by any regulatory bodies, or have any data that it'll work. Its more via common sense and logical thinking that if you suck in the fine mist aerosol, you eliminate it from traveling around. Offers a peace of mind too.
Jul 19th, 2020 10:27 pm
Jul 21st, 2020 5:57 pm
Jul 21st, 2020 6:59 pm
Which provider is that?George613 wrote: ↑ Our insurance has notified us that any covid extra charges the dentist bills us will NOT be covered. They have had ZERO dental or health or travel claims for more than 6 months, no refunds, and yet they have the balls to not cover extra ppe charges. There is so much they don't cover it's hardly worth the premium as it is.
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Oct 20th, 2020 10:58 pm
Very similar experience.Catnippy wrote: ↑ - stop at door, reception comes to take temperature
- had to answer Covid-19 questions and sign off doc
- I waited while standing, didn't want to sit on chairs
- all staff had mask and face shield
- taken to room, given hand sanitiser, peroxide rinse
- mask off, examination, mask back on
- kept my safety glasses on
- mask off, had 2 fillings with minimum suction
- quick rinse into disposable cup
- mask back on and leave to pay
- noticed only 2 rooms were occupied
Oct 21st, 2020 2:37 am
For me, it was pretty standard EXCEPT
Oct 21st, 2020 2:52 am
George613 wrote: ↑Our insurance has notified us that any covid extra charges the dentist bills us will NOT be covered. They have had ZERO dental or health or travel claims for more than 6 months, no refunds, and yet they have the balls to not cover extra ppe charges. There is so much they don't cover it's hardly worth the premium as it is.
I believe that my work insurance wouldn't cover an COVID-19 extra charges if it appeared in my dentists' bill as well since the coverage only applies to certain dental procedures and their costs and doesn't cover things which aren't considered dental procedures.
Oct 21st, 2020 11:10 am
Our dental insurance only covers things according to some fee schedule that is from years ago hence they always underpay based on their own schedule not on what we actually pay.lmcjipo wrote: ↑ I believe that my work insurance wouldn't cover an COVID-19 extra charges if it appeared in my dentists' bill as well since the coverage only applies to certain dental procedures and their costs and doesn't cover things which aren't considered dental procedures.
Since my dentist didn't charge anything "extra" on the bill specifically related to COVID-19 additional safety measures (but I noticed the bill was higher due to the increase in price for the dental procedures), nothing really changed for me.
Since I don't have any definite proof that my work insurance won't cover it but highly suspect that they wouldn't, there is no point in me naming them.