Sarah Kersting

Sarah Kersting

eAssist Chief Marketing Officer

What to do if your dental practice is closing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know these are uncertain times for many dentists in America. In accordance with suggestions from the American Dental Association and the White House to stop non-essential dental procedures, many dentists are closing their doors to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re one of those dentists facing temporary closings, here’s a list of things you should do before you lock your doors:


Before you leave:

  • Keep your eAssist computers and dedicated devices plugged in, turned on, and working so we can continue to keep collections and cash flow coming into your practice while you’re out
  • Turn off nitrous and O2 tanks
  • Drain ultrasonic cleaner
  • Clean sterilizers and drain water from sterilizers, leaving empty
  • Lubricate and sterilize all handpieces, including slow speed motors and attachments
  • Run shock treatment through delivery unit water lines, remove and empty water bottles from delivery units. Within a couple of days clean water through the lines to clear out shock treatment, remove and empty bottles, run units with empty water bottles through all lines (handpieces, syringes, etc.) until nothing but air comes from lines
  • Turn off all dental units
  • Clean all vac lines and solids collectors
  • Turn off x-rays, sterilizers, prophy jets, sealers, etc.
  • Disassemble, clean, and lubricate vacuum valves and o-rings on HVE and SE valves
  • Clean model trimmer
  • Unplug pano/cone-bean from wall

While you are out:

  • Return to the office every 3-4 days to turn on the vac and compressor, run warm water through the vac lines and leave running for at least 15 minutes
  • Turn off all water valves — if you have a wet vac, remember to turn back on when you are back in the office to run your vac and compressor
  • Turn on the sink at plaster trap for a few minutes to keep from drying out, as well as, model trimmer

As always, if there is anything your eAssist team can do to support and serve you at this time, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is our honor and pleasure to support our clients and the industry we love at this time.



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