Dr. Stephanie Kinsey and CDC, State of Florida updates with FDA-approved air purification system at Palencia Dental with technology developed by NASA
Health and Fitness
October 4, 2020
Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental, recently noted updates according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Florida for dental and medical practices, with the recently installed, scientifically advanced air purification system at the practice office in St. Augustine, Fla. The NASA bioconversion technology converts damaging molds, microorganisms, dangerous pathogens, destructive volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and biological gasses into harmless water vapor without producing ozone or other harmful byproducts. Energy efficient treated air exits the small Airocide device as 99.999 percent pathogen free fresh air and cleans the air of common allergy triggers such as viruses, bacteria, mold and gasses emitted by products like aerosol sprays, cleaning products, dry-cleaned clothing, paint, carpet, furniture and air fresheners, among others.
According to the latest Plan for Florida’s Recovery in Phase 3, healthcare practitioners should resume all inpatient and outpatient elective procedures at hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic, endodontic offices, and other health care practitioners’ offices. Dr Kinsey and her medical team continue to clean and disinfect dental operatories between interactions with patients. Palencia Dental will continue to maintain the highest level of sanitation practices for employees and patients.
“With the concerns of COVID 19 in the medical and health environment, we can further assure patients and our staff about the health and safety of our dental practice,” said Dr. Kinsey. “We are confident about the system which is cleared by the FDA as a Class 2 medical device with technology that serves to protect astronauts and environments on the International Space Station and the Columbia shuttle.”
Specifically, the device draws the air from the dental practice environment into the unit and across hollow glass tubes which are coated with a catalyst to create photocatalytic oxidation, a safe, efficient method to produce no harmful byproducts.
“This is one more step that Palencia Dental is taking to follow every precaution to keep our team and patients healthy,” said Dr. Kinsey. “During the pandemic and all other times, we place great emphasis on essential treatments and procedures. We are seeing patients in need of a doctor’s care due to acute and chronic pain, oral health issues, sleep and breathing disorders, and non-elective procedures, among others,” she said.
Dr. Kinsey and her staff continue training and research in all facets of dentistry and patient safety to serve the community and educate patients on the importance of dental and oral health, and the environment. Dr. Kinsey added, poor oral hygiene conditions can increase the risk of stroke, arrhythmias, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and coronary artery disease and she hopes the new technology at the practice enhances her distinguished level of care.
Dr. Kinsey is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Qualified Dentist and has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Her St. Augustine, northwest St. Johns County dentistry practice is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of one’s smile combining conservative and state-of-the-art procedures along with advanced dental medicine and aesthetics. She is a Fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and serves as a member and Fellow with IAPA’s founding organization, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Kinsey graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. She was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Chicago, Illinois at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was invited to stay a second year and serve as chief resident. Palencia Dental is located at 159 Palencia Village Dr. Suites 107-109 in St. Augustine, Fla. For more information, call 904.826.4343. Visit the website at www.palenciadental.com.