Oral Surgery and Dental Office Precautions to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
Even though we are in a time of unchartered waters as we navigate COVID-19 (coronavirus), our office is remaining open. We are taking extra precautions to be sure our sanitation practices meet and exceed those required by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Read on for a look into our standards.
Commitment to Clean
Even before the coronavirus scare, our practice has operated as if any patient could carry an infectious disease. Therefore, we are vigilant in making sure all surfaces, equipment and tools wiped using medical-grade disinfectant â€” this includes counter tops, drawer handles, dental chairs, dental lights and the unit table.
Personal Protective Equipment
Gloves, masks, protective eyewear, lab coats, gowns and visor shields are all being worn to protect both the dental provider and the patient. These are changed â€” or thrown out where applicable â€” between patients. Hand washing with disinfectant soap also happens between each patient, and disposable dental instruments are tossed away and never reused. All reusable instruments go through the proper sterilization procedure.
A few new measures have been added to comply with social distancing. For example, you are encouraged to wait in your vehicle after checking in at the front desk; you will be called when it is your turn. We are also offering teledentistry, where you can have a virtual visit or consultation from the safety and comfort of your home with one of our oral surgeons.
Your safety is our number one priority and we will rigorously implement these office precautions so you can rest easy during these uncertain times.
Please do not hesitate to call us at 843-762-9028 with any question or concern about your oral health.
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