Air Filtration Update

Dear Patients,

Here is an update below on the status of the practice during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

This will focus on air filtration which is a major concern to both patients and the dental team.

We purchased a commercial grade fogger which will dispense hypochlorous acid (HOCL) periodically throughout the office. HOCL has been shown to kill bacteria and viruses similar to COVID-19 and is used world wide in industry. HOCL has a long history of use in medicine dating back to World War One. Go to Google to learn more about HOCL.

We installed a photocatalytic (PCO) air purification system in our HVAC system which runs continuously 24 hours a day. This technology (Active Pure) is well established and has been used by NASA in their space modules. Active Pure technology uses UV light and titanium to release enhanced hydrogen peroxide throughout the office. If you would like to learn more about Active Pure technology go to and scroll down to Active Pure Technology Space Technology. You can also go to

We are using Austin Air Systems medical grade HEPA 13 air filtration units to remove bacteria and virus particles. This unit will turn over the air 7 to 10 times an hour in the treatment rooms.

Lastly, we will continue to follow CDC and OSHA guidelines for the disinfection of the treatment rooms as well as the whole office. For your protection as well as the whole team, we will use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including N95 respirators, KN95 masks, ASTM Level 3 surgical masks, face shields, gowns and gloves.

If you have concerns please email the office at and we will return your email as soon as possible. Please be assured that we are working very hard to maintain the highest standards established by the CDC, American Dental Association and the New York State Department of Health etc.

Thank you for being our patient during and after these difficult times. Stay safe and stay healthy.

 Call for an appointment:
(212) 682-8826

Make an Appointment
Dr. Ronald R. Schwalb
Practice Photo

Dr. Ronald Schwalb

Share |
Dr. Ronald R. Schwalb
30 East 40th Street Suite 1102
New York, NY 10016
General Info: (212) 682-8826
Comfortable, Affordable Care
Ron Schwalb Orthodontics