COVID 19/SARS-COV2 is a world wide pandemic. The federal, state and local governments and health agencies recommend social distancing, wearing face masks covering nose and mouth and limiting congregation of groups of people. Peter A Payne DMD has put in place comprehensive measures to insure the safety of our patients and staff. You are screened for symptoms when you make an appointment. Before you enter the office we call you in your car, screen you for symptoms, your temperature is taken in the entryway and you are asked to fill out and sign any pertinent paperwork. ALL PATIENTS MUST WEAR A MASK COVERING THEIR MOUTH AND NOSE AT ALL TIMES UNLESS ASKED TO REMOVE IT BY A STAFF MEMBER FOR TREATMENT. Only one patient is admitted to the office at a time and is escorted to the treatment room to minimize patient to patient contact. The best personal protective equipment is worn by the staff to keep you and us safe. We have a Renew Aire energy recovery ventilation system with the latest air purification technology - HALO-LED Whole Home in Duct Air Purifier to kill viruses, bacteria and mold in our 1500 SF office. The office air is continuously replaced with fresh purified, outside air that will kill infectious agents on contact in the office. Aerosols created during treatment are picked up by our DYNAIR extra oral suction machines which purifies the air with UV light and HEPA filters before it is returned to the treatment room. SAFETY FOR ALL IS OUR COMMITMENT !!
In January 2021 Dr. Payne joined RIDMAT/MRC (Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team's Medical Reserve Corps). He volunteered to vaccinate physically and mentally disabled individuals and their caregivers at three vaccination clinics in the past two months. RIDMAT/MRC plans to have more fixed vaccination sites soon to help vaccinate Rhode Island residents.
Dr. Payne and his staff have had both of their Moderna vaccine doses as February 27, 2021. They were invited to be vaccinated by the state of Rhode Island as essential health care personnel.
HALO-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier
DYNAIR Extraoral Vacuum
COVID-19 Patient Safety Video