Many people in Ontario have put off their dental cleanings to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Even emergency dentistry service was difficult for some to access in March, April, and May.
Coscarella Dentistry is working hard to protect our patients and team members. In addition to full emergency dentistry, we are glad to be offering non-emergency dental care at this time.
What Is Your Trusted Family Dentist Doing to Prevent Coronavirus?
At Coscarella Dentistry, we work hard to observe the strictest anti-infection protocols at all times. Experienced dentists, hygienists, and other members of your dental team are fully aware of all the steps they need to take to protect you and themselves.
We have invested in sophisticated air purification equipment known to reduce the amount of viruses and bacteria in the air. Likewise, our entire staff is working with the safest medical-grade personal protective equipment. That includes face masks, gloves, gowns, and more. All these items are stored safely. Anything with the potential to cause infection is disposed of away from patients, never re-used.
Reputable dentists in Ontario are very careful about keeping all areas of their practice clean and sanitary. That includes disinfecting areas on a regular basis – and our team has stepped up our cleaning schedule. All areas are thoroughly disinfected multiple times daily.
Likewise, cleaning protocols have been enhanced in the reception area.
Should You Schedule Non-Emergency Dental Care in Ontario?
When you interact with other people outside your home, some risk of coronavirus is inevitable. However, it’s important to understand that your dentist’s office is one of the safest places you can visit at this time. We are applying our infection control experience to keep you safe.
Coscarella Dentistry follows or exceeds all safety guidelines set out for reopening by Ontario authorities and the Ministry of Health. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario worked hard to develop special guidelines to keep you safe in the office.
Remember, some parts of your appointment may be different due to this situation:
- There will be fewer appointments available daily so fewer patients are in close contact
- You may be asked to submit to a temperature screening using a touchless thermometer
- You will be asked to wear a mask while in the reception area of the dentist’s office
- You may be asked to limit the number of people you bring with you to the appointment
- You may be asked to wash your hands before and after your dental appointment
If you develop any symptoms, including a fever or cough, please reschedule your appointment and observe guidelines for self-quarantine. The elderly and those with enhanced risk factors for COVID-19 should consider abstaining from non-emergency dental care at this time.
For further advice and answers, just contact Coscarella Family Dentistry today.