In light of the COVID-19 Virus, our re-opening strategy for the enhanced protection of our patients includes the following:
Strongly recommend all patients to wear face barriers.
Upon arrival for appointments, all patients will be screened with a COVID-19 questionnaires and temperatures taken.
Hand Sanitizers will be in place throughout the office.
Strict limited number of patients in the waiting room to enhance social distancing.
The option to have a telehealth consult if you feel uncomfortable coming to our offices.
Converting each of our surgical rooms to a negative pressure atmosphere (i.e. Filtering the air in each room directly to the outside air) along with having air purifiers with HEPA filters.
Utilizing all Proper Protective Equipment.
As always, our goal is to deliver the highest quality of care as safely as possible.
Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists
Cameron G. Estrich, MPH, PhD; Matthew Mikkelsen, MA; Rachel Morrissey, MA; Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS; Effie Ioannidou, DDS, MDS; Marko Vujicic, PhD; Marcelo W.B. Araujo, DDS, MS PhD
Conclusions. COVID-19 prevalence and testing positivity rates were low among practicing IS dentists. This indicates that the current infection control recommendations may be sufficient to prevent infection in dental settings.
Practical Implications. Dentists have enhanced their infection control practices in response to COVID-19 and may benefit from greater availability of personal protective equipment. Clinical-Trials.gov: NCT04423770.