UVC Cleaning Systems Supports COVID-19 Safety at Lumia Dental

We have always taken cleanliness, sanitation and infection control very seriously at LUMIA DENTAL. This mindset is extremely helpful as we are adding extra steps and capabilities to clean and sanitize our office.

  • Upgrade of the air conditioning system with HEPA filters

  • Room level air purification using the novel PECO technology which destroys and sterilizes air pollutants, bacteria and viruses that may escape traditional HEPA filtration standards.

  • Patients will be provided with shoe covers to avoid carrying the virus into the office.

  • Additional disinfectant supplies and materials to double up on the cleaning process we conduct after every patient visit.

  • Sterilization of each treatment room with a hospital grade UV-C light devices, the powerful SafeZone 850M9, after every appointment.

See the full article here: https://www.lumiadental.com/en-us/covid-19-precautions-in-the-dental-office 

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