Designed for  COVID-19 and Future Airborne Pathogens

ADC was founded by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an expert in HVAC construction for medical and dental facilities. Our board members include Dr. Kevin Katz a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Disease specialist and Maja McGuire a certified Infection Control Professional.

Board Members
Dr. Kevin Katz
Board Member of ADC

Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years, and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.

Maja McGuire
Board Member of ADC

Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC  is a certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) with over 15 years of experience across all levels of healthcare including dental, medical acute care/community hospitals, independent health centres, and is an expert in healthcare construction and design.  Maja has served as director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, is an instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial  IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA.

Dr. Stephen Ho
Board Member of ADC

Stephen Ho DDS, MSc is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with experience in both hospital and private practice.  He is currently serving as a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

ADC was founded by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an expert in HVAC construction for medical and dental facilities.  Our board members include a Dr. Kevin Katz a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Disease specialist and Maja McGuire a certified Infection Control Professional.

Board Members


Dr. Kevin Katz
Board Member of ADC

Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years, and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.

Maja McGuire
Board Member of ADC

Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC  is a certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) with over 15 years of experience across all levels of healthcare including dental, medical acute care/community hospitals, independent health centres, and is an expert in healthcare construction and design.  Maja has served as director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, is an instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial  IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA. 

Dr. Stephen Ho

Board Member of ADC


Stephen Ho DDS, MSc is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with experience in both hospital and private practice.  He is currently serving as a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

 

We bring hospital airborne infection standards for COVID-19 to your business

Dentistry is high risk for producing
Aerosol Generating Procedures

Dental handpieces and ultrasonic instruments can aerosolize the virus particles in saliva.  They can remain suspended in the air as microdroplets for as long as 3 hours.  This produces both a risk to staff and patients.  The current RCDSO guidelines call for a three-hour gap in patient bookings prior to decontamination of the room.  Protect your staff and your patients by having a negative pressure system installed that meets rigorous hospital and international standards.

Peace of Mind 
is Included
 

The new normal involves a heightened awareness of Airborne Pathogen risk in the dental workplace. Our Triple Guard approach includes auditable live monitoring of the negative pressure, staff training resources and a practice protection operating manual.

We recognize the regulatory role of the
RCDSO, Public Health Ontario and Workplace Health and Safety.

Protect your staff, your patients, streamline your clinic’s flow and meet rigorous hospital and international standards by boosting your air exchanges. This can dramatically reduce the COVID-19 AGMP/AGDP settle time and increase clinic revenue. We also create a negative pressure system to further reduce the potential of viral spread

Be the first in your community to offer the gold standard

More than just negative pressure ORs

A comprehensive program

Our Triple Guard system is what sets us apart.  We have a team that includes dental specialists, infection control physicians, occupational health professionals together with HVAC engineers which rich experience in hospital negative pressure room design and construction.  On top of this, we are using live monitoring and IOT technology to ensure that your system is always on there is a record of your compliance.

Protecting Staff and Patients

Our comprehensive system instills confidence in your dental assistants and dental hygiene staff.  This reduces the fear and anxiety that COVID-19 sometimes instills.

Reducing Airborne Pathogens can generate Revenue

The RCDSO recommends a room settle time based on the assumption of 2 air changes per hour in the average operatory. Dental clinics that increase the air changes to a significantly higher level with ADC engineered solutions can reduce this settle time significantly. For e.g., air changes of 20/hr will achieve 99% in 14 minutes and 99.9% air turnover in the operatory in 21 minutes.

Table 1. Minutes required for removal of airborne microorganisms

Air changes per hour 99% removal 99.9% removal
2 138 207
4 69 104
6 46 69
12 23 35
15 18 28
20 14 21
50 6 8

This table was adapted from CDC recommendations.

ADC was founded by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an expert in HVAC construction for medical and dental facilities.

Our board members include Dr. Kevin Katz a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Disease specialist and Maja McGuire a certified Infection Control Professional.

Board Members

Dr. Kevin Katz
Board Member of ADC

Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years, and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.

Maja McGuire 
Board Member of ADC

Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC  is a certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) with over 15 years of experience across all levels of healthcare including dental, medical acute care/community hospitals, independent health centres, and is an expert in healthcare construction and design.  Maja has served as director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, is an instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial  IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA.

Dr. Stephen Ho 
Board Member of ADC

Stephen Ho DDS, MSc is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with experience in both hospital and private practice.  He is currently serving as a member of the board of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

FAQs

Many dental colleges refer back to literature and standards that are in place in hospital negative pressure rooms to create these recommendations. In these negative pressure environments, there are rigorous design and HVAC controls that allow modification of the time required for the airborne contamination to settle before disinfection and turnover of the room can be performed.  The number of air exchanges per hour (ACH), negative pressure differential and filtered exhaust are important focus points in our solution.

These same hospital standards will be applied to your practice and certification by HVAC professionals with experience in hospital negative pressure rooms.

 

Furthermore, your facility will be approved both by a Certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) and a Medical Microbiologist and Infection Control Physician. Specific calculations will be performed and live monitored that will allow you to turn over your rooms in less time.

Due to the variance in airflow between rooms and the stringent requirements to satisfy the CSA and ASHRAE (Hospital construction standards) for a negative pressure operating environment, simply buying a HEPA filter does not meet any established standard. As a dental professional, your expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral facial complex. In HVAC construction and design, leave it to the experts who has proven expertise so that you, your staff and your patients can have peace of mind.

The ADC system is essentially a scaling-down of the rigorous systems and processes that exist in a hospital environment. In a hospital there is an HVAC department that designs, constructs and then live monitors the negative pressure in rooms and performs urgent and preventative maintenance. ADC has live monitoring and HVAC professionals on call. Furthermore, the staff that work in the hospital have appropriate training in infection control protocols including the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of PPE. ADC will provide training to you and your staff and help to prepare them for a safe work environment. Furthermore, ADC will design and create a manual with standard operating procedures so that your office protocols will meet the enhanced IPAC requirements.

 

Our IPAC and occupational Health experts assess and help the clinic achieve all of the RCDSO IPAC standards whether they relate to COVID-19, disinfection/sterilization, or any other aspect. LEARN MORE

Practices that have trusted ADC have been very surprised by how affordable this comprehensive solution is. There has been significant value engineering as well as financing to enable the payments to be spread over five years. This allows a faster turnover of the dental ops so that hygiene and other procedures that are the economic backbone of the office can continue. Even if there is ever a vaccine that is developed for COVID-19, you, your staff and patients will have the assurance that your office is future-proofed against other Infectious Disease threats as they evolve. ADCs staff and advisors are on the front lines of hospital responses to emerging Infectious Diseases and will bring this expertise to your office.

Once you make a decision, the HVAC Engineers and Infection Control Professionals get to work on your office design. Our in house construction and HVAC team will made the modifications to your space in as little as two construction days. As part of this process, live monitoring of the negative pressure will begin. At that point, staff will be trained and prepared for the new standard operating procedures for working in your new ADC Triple Check approved office.

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ADC is leading the way to help bring hospital standards to the clinical environment.  We have partnered with Practice Health Check to design clinical protocols for staff that meet IPAC and Occupation Health and Safety Guidelines.

The dynamic environment created by COVID-19 requires implementation and maintenance of new disinfection standards.

The ADC program consists of a facility redesign and certification as well as clinical protocols for staff and onsite instruction.

Our solution is industry-leading and our team consists of real-world experts in infection control and HVAC engineering.

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