We will schedule your appointment on the same day if possible. All after-hours calls will be redirected to Dr. Palayam’s cell phone.
Lex Smiles is open
We understand the rising concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are in need of emergency dental services or if you have dental concerns, Dr. Palayam and his team are available when you need them most.
Lex Smiles is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of our patients and team members during these uncertain times. We are working to provide the most sterile, safe, and technologically advanced facility we can for our patients.
All our staff wear masks and other protective equipment to keep our patients safe.
Our office is following Massachusetts Dental Board recommendations and OSHA guidelines for infection control. In addition, to increase our safety precautions, we are doing the following:
Manual disinfection of common areas and high-touch surfaces
This includes cleaning chairs, countertops, doors and door knobs, light switches, bathroom surfaces, keyboards and phones regularly
Employee health screenings and vaccinations
All of our providers have been vaccinated against COVID 19. Additionally, they are screened with a touchless thermometer and health questionnaire upon their arrival to the office.
Additional personal protective equipment
Employees are given access to the highest tier protective equipment available. This includes KN95 masks, level 3 surgical masks, puncture-resistant surgical gloves and surgical visors
Employee sanitation procedures
We are continuing our strict sanitation guidelines for employees including hand sanitation and cleaning, disposal and protection from contaminated equipment
Our office is encouraging safe social distancing for patients. This includes maintaining 6-foot distance and limiting high traffic. This prevents cross contamination and reduces the spread of germs
HEPA air filtration
Every operating room in our Lexington office is equipped with a HEPA air filtration system
Chair-side vacuum systems
Chair-side vacuum systems have been installed to reduce aerosols at the source
Instrument sanitation procedures
Instruments and high-touch surfaces in each room are sanitized after each use following strict medical guidelines
Upgraded air filtration
We have upgraded our HVAC air filtration with a high efficiency OSO PURE Air Disinfecting Purification system that is comparable to filtration systems used in hospitals