We have installed three FDA approved Air Scrubber by Aerus air purifiers in the HVAC ducts. ActivePure® Technology that attaches directly to the HVAC system ductwork to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors and dust, resulting in a cleaner, healthier and more efficient environment. ActivePure consists of a special UV light and photocatalyst target, creating an Advanced Oxidation Process containing several friendly oxidizers. Certified Space Technology continuously protects and purifies the air, and attacks contaminants on all surfaces. Click here to learn more.
AirDoctor stand-alone purifiers have been placed in the reception area and each treatment suite. The UtraHEPA Filter is 100 times more effective than ordinary HEPA filters and is able to capture 99.99% of the most dangerous ultra fine particles in the air. Click here to learn more.
Integration of Isolite by Zyris into each treatment suite. In conjunction with our current suction, we are now able to eliminate airborne dental aerosols by over 90%. Click here to learn more.
Hand sanitizer will be made readily available throughout the office. Proper hand hygiene is your first line of defense in protection.
New Patient Screening measures:
Thorough medical history reviews
Vitals will now include forehead temperature scans
Pre-visit screening questionnaires
Personalized discussion of your medical history and how it correlates to your systemic health
Importance of oral hygiene as it relates to your overall well-being
Hydrogen peroxide or peroxyl rinse prior to any treatment or exam, which decreases the loads of pathogens in patients’ mouths. Since coronavirus is vulnerable to oxidation, any mouth rinse containing oxidative agents such as 1% hydrogen peroxide or 0.2% povidone is recommended to reduce the salivary load of oral microbes, including potential coronavirus.
In conjunction with our current personal protective equipment (PPE), our clinical team will also be equipped with the following:
Disposable full body gowns
Full face shields
We will also be limiting the number of patients we treat at any given time. We will strictly adhere to the social distancing recommendations set forth.
We have also streamlined our check-in and checkout process. We will have you check in with a phone call from your car, and when you are ready to be seated we will call or text for you to come into our office. Our plan is to ensure that any follow-up care appointments, payments and financial arrangements are taken care of prior to your visit with us. No need to get cozy in our reception area. We know your time is valuable and our goal is to minimize your time in the office.
As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have in regard to the safety measures we will be implementing. We encourage you to ask one of our team members for a tour of our sterilization area. We are here to serve you and value any feedback or questions you may have. We will be continually updating you until our return. We are so excited to see you. In the meantime, we are here for you!
When he has the chance, Dr. Costa likes to play golf, attend Washington Capitals and Nats games, and travel.
After living in Boston and L.A., Dr. Garge and her husband now reside in Vienna with their two sons and Goldendoodle. In her free time, Dr. Garge enjoys cooking, traveling and yoga.
Dr. Meyer and his wife, Michalina, enjoy chasing around their two young children, taking short day trips around Northern Virginia and exploring new restaurants when possible. Someday, they would like to get back to playing golf and traveling.
Dr. Kim is our newest doctor here at Costa Dentistry. She looks forward to helping us care for our community!
Dr. Eckhart love to cheer on the Eagles, spend time with her family and stay active by hiking or snowboarding.
Dr. Tariq loves to explore Virginia! Her favorite thing to do is take her son to local museums.
If you are interested in African safaris, be sure to ask her about them, as Dr. Bhangra was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa.