As we get back to business and the new normal, the CDC recommends that, whenever possible, Dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) should remain with one patient until the dental care is complete and minimize the practice of one DHCP providing care to multiple patients at once.1
It is also recommended that DHCP's use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). After completion of dental care DHCP's should remove gloves and gown or protective clothing, exit the patient room, remove eye protection, remove and discard surgical mask or respirator, and perform hand hygiene each time they enter or exit the operatory.2
What is Seat, Treat & Complete?
- Seat the patient, administer local anesthetic, go right to work, complete the procedure, exit the operatory.
- Onset helps you use 50% less PPE by not leaving the operatory.
- Onset helps reduce potential cross contamination events by 50%.
- Onset reduces operatory time for each patient by 25%-30%, helping you maintain your patient volume to stay profitable.
How does Onset make Seat, Treat & Complete possible?
By buffering with Onset, you reduce your anesthetic wait time. This lets you give the injection, go to work and complete the procedure without ever leaving the operatory.
How does Onset help reduce PPE consumption?
CDC guidelines state that DHCP’s should don and doff their PPE upon each entry and exit of the operatory to reduce potential cross contamination risks. With Onset, you can administer your buffered local anesthetic and go right to work without ever leaving the operatory thereby reducing the amount of PPE consumed versus having to use new PPE with each entry/exit of the operatory.
How does Onset reduce potential cross contamination events?
Each entry and exit uses an additional set of PPE and increases the risk for cross-contamination. Using Onset, you are able to give the injection and go right to work without leaving the operatory.
How does Onset help maintain patient volume?
Buffering with Onset greatly improves anesthetic wait time, thus total operatory time for each procedure can be reduced by 25-30%, allowing for consistent patient volume.
A to Z: How to adopt Onset in your practice to Seat, Treat & Complete, one patient at a time.
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- 1. COCA Presentation, Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response , https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_060320.asp, accessed 6-8-20.
- 2. Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response, https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_060320.asp, accessed 6-8-20.