According to a recent article in USA Today, several dental experts say they are seeing an increase in the number of patients coming in for emergency dental visits for things like cracked teeth and enflamed gums, that are likely caused by the stress of the pandemic. The article also says that many patients are putting off dental visits, even when they’re in pain, causing problems to get worse and more expensive to fix over time. Dental365’s SVP of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Michael Fleischer told USA Today, “With dentistry, things only get worse.”
Read USA Today’s full article, here.
To keep patients and staff members safe, Dental 365 has sanitization, infection control protocols and social distancing measures in place. They include the following:
- Allowing patients the option to wait in their vehicles (where applicable) until they are ready to be seen to avoid waiting areas.
- Taking and recording all staff members temperatures prior to each shift, to ensure only healthy personnel are treating patients.
- Taking temperatures and guiding patients to handwashing stations upon entering offices and instructing patients to rinse with peroxide or Listerine prior to treatments.
- Requiring doctors and medical staff to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
- Thoroughly and regularly cleaning all surfaces in offices that can be exposed to infection between patients.
- Requiring symptomatic patients to reschedule appointments to later dates.
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