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Dentistry on 10 welcome you back

Dr. Rina Kotecha and the team at Dentistry on 10 welcome you back at our office and are looking forward to serving you again. We have implemented the following procedures and protocols in our office to ensure your safety and wellness.

COVID-19 Protocol - Dr. Rina Kotecha

1. Park and Text feature

The safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff continue to be our main priority, and we have implemented several measures to ensure that everyone remains safe. Accordingly, we are asking patients to park and call or text us from their cars upon arrival at our premises, without coming into our waiting room. We will call them in at the right time. This minimizes the number of patients in our office at any given time and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Park & Text banner - Dr. Rina Kotecha

2. Surgical Air unit in each treatment room

Your safety is our concern and we have made many changes at our office to ensure that you and our staff remain safe and healthy. One is the installation of medical-grade Surgically Clean Air filtration units in each treatment room. The powerful HEPA air purifiers will sterilize and re-energize the air, reducing smells and providing a healthy, hygienic, and comfortable patient experience.

Surgically Clean Air™ Units Are Here!

New HEPA Filtration Systems Have Been Installed At Dentistry On 10

HEPA Filtration System At Dentistry On 10 - Mississauga, ON

At Dentistry on 10, we are committed to providing the safest possible dental experience for both our patients and our staff. While advances in dental technologies have enabled us to provide better dental care in a number of remarkable ways, our high-speed instruments, disinfectants, and ultrasonic tools can also lead to the accumulation of bacteria, viruses, and chemicals in the air circulating through the dental office.

For this reason, Dentistry on 10 has installed the Surgically Clean Air™ HEPA filtration system in EACH room so our patients and staff can have an even safer experience. The 6-stage filtration system uses surgical grade air purifiers similar to those used in hospital settings to sterilize and re-energize the air, while reducing the smells typically associated with a dental office for a more comfortable and healthy patient experience. The air purifiers are very powerful, filtering and replacing the air every four minutes in each treatment room. You can learn more about this medical-grade air purification system and its benefits at https://scadental.com/.

We look forward to serving you soon in our office with Surgically Clean Air!

3. Plexiglass barrier in the front desk

Dr. Rina Kotecha and the team at Dentistry on 10 have taken every possible measure to ensure the safety of their patients and staff. As you will notice when entering the office, a Plexiglass barrier has been erected at the front desk to separate the front desk staff from patients. This minimizes direct contact between them and adheres to COVID-19 safety protocol.

4. Social Distancing in the waiting area

Maintaining a distance of two metres between people when in public areas is a must to prevent the Coronavirus spread. We have rearranged our waiting area, strictly keeping with this safety protocol. So you can rest assured that you are maintaining the health and hygiene guidelines laid down by the authorities concerning the pandemic.

5. Hand Sanitizer and Mask Station

At Dentistry on 10, we pay strict attention to ensuring the health and safety of everyone. One of the steps we have taken at our office is to provide hand sanitizer and masks to all our patients so that they can walk into our practice and receive our dental services without any worries. Sanitizer is available at the entrance and at several strategic points in the practice: Patients can walk into our mask station and put on the masks provided for them before heading for treatment.

6. Quality PPE for the entire team

We have provided the required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for all clinical and non-clinical staff at our practice. These will minimize exposure of both staff and patients to potentially harmful germs.

7. Online forms and check-in

This step will minimize the time spent by patients on fulfilling routine tasks and procedures. Since they have already filled in their forms and checked in online when they arrive at our office, some of the steps to be performed in the office would be eliminated.

8. Reduced and controlled flow of patients

Since patients have already checked in and are waiting in their vehicles until being called in, there will be fewer patients inside the office. This will also enable us to better control the flow of patients.

9. Electronic appointment reminders

We will send electronic appointment reminders to all patients who are scheduled for treatment, well ahead of time. This will eliminate unnecessary waiting or late arrivals due to patients forgetting their appointments.

10. Increased tap limit for facilitation of contactless payment

At Dentistry on 10, we have facilitated more contactless payment options like e-transfers and increased tap limits too. It will minimize our staff and patients physically coming into contact with paper cash.

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to temporarily shut our doors, with the Royal College of Dental Service of Ontario mandating the closure of all non-essential dental services and Premier Doug Ford declaring a State of Emergency in Ontario on March 17, 2020. However, we remained active and busy during this period. Although we were closed for normal operations, the provision of emergency dental services to communities in and around Mississauga continued. People with dental concerns were assisted via free virtual video consultations. Dr. Kotecha also had her informative article, Tips on How to Manage Dental Emergencies at Home during the Pandemic published in various community newspapers. We expressed our gratitude and support to our frontline workers in numerous ways: Donating nutritious snacks and oral hygiene kits to the nurses of Trillium Hospital and their children was one. Dr. Kotecha also assisted frontline workers of local grocery stores with mask and glove hygiene and donated 3D printed mask straps which helped ease the discomfort they experienced, wearing ill-fitting masks over a long period of time. We believed that it was important to create proper awareness among the community about this pandemic to avoid panic as well. Towards this end, we created several videos that are available on our social media sites and on YouTube. We invite you to check them out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for further updates, and like and share our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We thank all of you for your support and positive feedback during these difficult times. It motivates us to do even more for our community, as we have now officially opened our practice.

We Are Open To See Dental Emergencies!

We are open to see dental emergencies - Dr. Rina Kotecha

How We Can Help During COVID-19

How We Can Help During COVID-19 - Dr. Rina Kotecha

Gloves and Mask Hygiene

Gloves and Mask Hygiene - Dr. Rina Kotecha

Thank You Front Line Workers!

Thank you front line workers! - Dr. Rina Kotecha

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care - Dr. Rina Kotecha
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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.