Westchester Dentist Adds IQAir® Units to Enhance In-Office Safety
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Robert Rioseco has added advanced air purification technology to his office, along with adopting stringent new safety protocols, to protect patients and staff.
Westchester, NY – With dental practices starting to re-open after the lengthy coronavirus lockdown, safety is a major concern for both patients and those who work in dental offices. At The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, West Harrison cosmetic dentist and facility director Robert Rioseco, DMD is taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously and has gone above and beyond the required safety protocols to protect his patients and staff from the virus. Dr. Rioseco has recently purchased state-of-the-art, Swiss-made IQAir® vacuum air filtration systems to control ultrafine particles, aerosols, airborne pathogens, and other infectious material that can spread disease.
“We are thrilled to bring this new and effective technology into our practice to provide enhanced safety and peace of mind to all who enter our office” Dr. Rioseco says. He adds that, “the IQAir® systems offer us a sound solution for the issue of aerosols and airborne particles which naturally accompany dental treatments and the use of certain tools. Not every practice is addressing this concern, but we are proud to be able to use the IQAir® systems to provide a level of air purification that eliminates even the smallest particles from the air during treatment.”
The unique IQAir® purifiers suction and filter air that surrounds the patient at the source during treatment. The manufacturers of the IQAir® claim that when the system is combined with intraoral suction, aerosols and airborne particles generated during dental procedures are reduced to almost zero, helping to virtually eliminate the threat of transmitting airborne viruses like COVID-19. In addition to its effective localized suction, IQAir® features an elaborate filtration system called HyperHEPA filtration technology, which is proven to remove harmful particles as small as 0.003 microns in diameter from the air as well as 99.5% of airborne viruses.
“It is my hope that the addition of the IQAir® in conjunction with the new safety policies and procedures we have enacted will inspire confidence in our practice as patients return to us for care,” Dr. Rioseco says. He explains that, “our goal is to offer the highest levels of protection against coronavirus so that our patients and staff feel safe and remain healthy, while continuing to provide the high-quality dental care The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is known for.”
Anyone interested in learning more about the IQAir® system and other COVID-19 safety protocols at The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is encouraged to contact the practice for information.
About Robert Rioseco, DMD, FAGD, AAACD
Dr. Rioseco is a leading cosmetic and restorative dentist in West Harrison, New York. He has more than 30 years of experience in private practice and is a graduate of Boston College (undergraduate) and Tufts University School of Medicine and Dentistry. As the Director of The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Rioseco operates a state-of-the-art dental practice and a teaching program for other dentists. In 2019, Dr. Rioseco became an Accredited Member of the AACD and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to dentistry and dedication to continuing education coursework. Both of these honors require years of diligent work and rigorous evaluation, and distinguish Dr. Rioseco as a respected leader among his peers. Dr. Rioseco is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is available for interview upon request.
The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
147 Underhill Ave
West Harrison, NY 10604