Oh… yes. We are ready for COVID to be over too!
However, there are still risks and it is important to be cautious. So, how do we keep our patients safe here at Parkview?
Naturally, dental offices have the potential for being the site of COVID spread – and yet… they are not. So, what are dental offices doing to mitigate the risks and why does it work?
First of all, the staff at dental offices are used to following extremely high standards for health. Disinfection, sterilization of tools, and safety guidelines are already a part of what we do every day. Our job is just as much about cleaning and sanitization as it is about patient care. The fact that Covid has not spread widely in dental offices is not a surprise to us here at Parkview Dental. Before COVID, we already disinfected all surfaces, cleaned thoroughly, replaced, and covered tools between uses, and wore protective gear.
Since COVID, we have increased all these measures, and we have also spaced-out appointments to allow for less people in the office and waiting room. Facemasks are worn by staff and patients not receiving treatment, and additional health questions are asked to ensure no exposure to Covid has happened in the previous days.
The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and flies when someone sneezes or coughs. It is important to avoid breathing these droplets in when possible as it could cause them to get sick. In a dental office environment, there is additional risk, but with proper care, cleaning and vigilance, we can continue to provide the needed dental care and you can rest assured that you will be safe when you come to visit.
If you have additional questions about how we limit the chances of spreading COVID in our office, please let us know.