Since last year, the world has experienced a paradigm shift due to the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic changed our routines, including when and how we visit our healthcare providers, including dentists.
Many people worldwide postpone their dental visits to avoid being possibly exposed to the virus. However, delaying dental checkups could lead to complicated oral health issues later on.
At Larsen Dental Care, we take your health very seriously and comply with the safety guidelines on the treatment of dental patients issued by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). On top of this, we have also adopted additional safety measures to ensure your safety while visiting us during this pandemic.
Even before COVID-19 required new sanitation rules, dental practices have always had infection-control measures in place to ensure the safety of patients. However, because of the pandemic, we have made changes in how dental consultations are managed.
Read on to know the safety measures that we have always stressed and are now practicing more strictly since the spread of this pandemic:
In addition, our dentistry has also established other pandemic precautions that include:
Pre-screening questions: When patients reach us for appointments, we request them to answer a few pre-screening questions. This helps us know their health condition and the possibility of exposure to the virus.
Temperature check for our patients and team members: When our patients visit our dental office, we check their temperature. We also check the temperature of our staff every day to ensure that they are healthy.
Social distancing: We manage appointments in such a way that we could maintain social distancing inside the dental office. We would ask our patients to wait in their cars until their consultation time to ensure that only a limited number of patients are inside our dental office at a time.
Sanitizers: We strongly encourage our patients and staff to sanitize their hands frequently to prevent the spread of the virus.
Masks for patients: We require everyone entering our dental office to wear face masks and other personal protective equipment.
Oral Antimicrobial Rinse: We provide our patients with an oral antimicrobial rinse to use for 30 seconds before they sit for the procedure.
At Larsen Dental Care, Pocatello, ID 83201, we take all the necessary measures to make our dentistry safe for our patients. Schedule an appointment online or call us at (208) 233-7007.