COVID 19 | Closing Your Office for an Extended Period

 

As your service partner, we offer a simple checklist as you prepare your office for closure. We are here to help you. If at any time you need assistance any of these items, email us at service@reachforservice.com

Waterlines including any equipment that uses water

  • Empty delivery unit water bottle. Reattach water bottle and pressurize by turning unit on. Purge waterlines by activating A/W syringe, HP tubing, quick connects and/or scalers until all water is dispensed. 

  • For straws:  Follow above procedure. Leave straw on pick-up tube with bottle reattached.

Suction lines

  • Flush and use enzyme cleaner

Nitrous and O2

  • Turn off tanks

Sterilization area

  • M-11 and similar equipment:  drain reservoir and leave empty

  • Ultrasonic: drain and leave to air dry

  • Statim:  OK to leave as-is

Milling units (e.g., CEREC)

  • Drain and clean tank.  Allow to air dry.

Lab – Plaster Trap

  • Drop in 2 T liquid bleach through sink drain.

Mechanical Room

  • Follow normal daily shut-down process

X-ray Processor

  • Drain any chemicals or dip tank.  Allow to air dry.

Computer system

Before wrapping up all office tasks, do the following:

  • Run any end of day routines.

  • Start any month-end routines now including end-of-month reports.

  • Ensure your back-up system is up to date.

  • Check the expiration date on your anti-virus subscription.  Make sure it extends beyond the time your practice is in dormant mode.