May 22, 2020
Your dentist does more than just clean your teeth. They are advocates for your overall health and work hard to make their community a better place. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are taking every precaution to make sure that their offices are completely safe for patients. Their already high standards for sanitation and cleanliness have been stepped up to the next level so that the community can get the care it needs without having to worry about the virus. Read more to learn 4 ways your dentist in Sunnyvale is working to keep you healthy.
1.) Specialized Team Training
Dental teams are undergoing virus awareness and prevention programs to make sure that they are doing everything they can to keep their offices safe. They take what they learn from the training and incorporate it into each appointment. Additionally, some dental practices are nominating an Infection Control Coordinator whose role is to make sure that all safety standards and practices are being followed at all times and that no corners are being cut.
2.) Health Checks
Before your appointment, you will receive a no-touch temperature check as well as a questionnaire to assess how likely it is that you’ve been exposed to the virus. Each member of your dental team also receives this same test every morning. It’s important to make sure that both dental professionals and their patients are not at risk of spreading the virus to each other. This test, used in conjunction with the standard health history questions that your dentist asks you, will help to keep everyone safe.
3.) New Waiting & Scheduling Practices
Dental practices understand the importance of social distancing and have started to incorporate it into their daily operations. Instead of having to wait for your appointment around other patients, you are now able to check-in and wait directly from your car, completely negating your exposure to other patients. Additionally, practices are staggering appointments to minimize the number of people in the office at any one time. They are also accommodating entire families at the same time to limit any outside exposure.
4.) Rigorous Safety Practices
Your dental team always wears PPE (personal protective equipment) during your appointment. Things like disposable masks and gloves are there to ensure your safety. During the pandemic, they are using even more protective gear. You’ll see your dental professionals wearing face shields and surgical gowns to prevent the spread of viruses and other microorganisms. After each appointment, the operatory that was used is completely disinfected. Every exposed surface is decontaminated and every used dental instrument is thoroughly sterilized.
Your dentist in Sunnyvale is working hard to make their office one of the safest places in the community. From heightened sterilization standards to new waiting practices, the new protocols that have been put in place go a long way towards getting you the care that you need without risking your health.
About the Author
Dr. George T. Philip wants to keep his community safe. A lifelong resident of the Mesquite area, he loves being able to transform smiles and improve lives through his dentistry. A graduate of the Nova Southeastern University College of Dentistry, he is committed to continuing his education to be able to provide the absolute best for his patients. He is a member of prestigious dental organizations like the Academy of General Dentistry, the Spear Study Club, and the American Dental Association. If you would like to find out more about how he and his team are working for the safety of the community, call the office at (972) 961-4105 or send them an email.
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