I am aware that the current COVID-19 pandemic brings a number of known risks and a number of unknown risks. I have chosen to seek dental treatment during the pandemic in the knowledge that much is still unknown about the virus.
I understand the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has a long incubation period during which time carriers of the virus may not show symptoms yet still be highly infectious. I also understand that some people may have the virus but may not ever have any symptoms. I therefore understand it is impossible to determine who has the virus and I understand that I must assume that anyone anywhere could be infected and infectious.
I confirm that I am not currently suffering from any of the following symptoms of Covid-19 and I have not suffered from any of these symptoms in the last 7 days.
I confirm that I have not been in close contact (within 2 metres) of anyone suffering with any of these symptoms in the last 14 days.
I understand that receiving dental treatment means that the UK government’s instruction to maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres is not achievable during treatment.
I understand that some people are considered to be at greater risk of serious illness or higher mortality if they contract COVID-19 and I understand that these are individuals who:
I understand that Dr. Corina Mihailov will take every precaution to make sure my treatment is provided according to strict clinical protocols and hygiene procedures.
I consent to the treatment being provided during the current phase of Covid-19.
Authoring Committee: Photobiology Committee
The IES Photobiology Committee prepared this Committee Report in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to explain germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection. The report provides answers to frequently asked questions on GUV and its abilities, with some limitations, to safely reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The report is focused on the potential uses of GUV in healthcare facilities. It distinguishes GUV air and surface disinfection usages, and it emphasizes the need for GUV to be applied correctly and monitored for output and safety, and that training on the operation and maintenance of the systems over time is also important. The document also provides safety precautions regarding residential use.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), formerly the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), is an industry-backed, not-for-profit, learned society that was founded in New York City on January 10, 1906. The IES’s stated mission is “to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.”