Unfortunately, life as we knew it before Coronavirus, will no longer be the life we know now or the future we expected. Despite the rising infection numbers, we will pick out the good and positive things that come from it. We will get through this! As a parent, I can say, I have done so much more with my kids and we have all loved it. The days of baking, playing board games and cards, going for walks, etc. that I did with my parents, are things I do with them now even after we have opened back up! It’s certainly made for a healthier, abundant family time!
As a dentist, thank goodness for the “Universal Precautions” we adhere to, that came out of the HIV/ AIDS era because we are always implementing and updating heightened infection control protocols. We have added even more protocols, to help you Feel Safe at the Dentist. I believe we will continue to keep these in place even after all this is said and done. These include:
- Having patients wait in their car when they arrive until we can have them seated right away
- Taking temperatures
- Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide before we start any procedures
- Having patients use hand sanitizer when they come in and when they checkout
- Having all dentists and staff including admin staff wear masks and other personal protective equipment
- Social distancing
So even though you may come into our office and not recognize us because we are covered in PPE, remember we are doing this to keep you safe. Be assured, the dentists and hygienists behind the PPE is still smiling at you and we wish we could give you a hug like we used to do.
Contact us today at our Fort Lauderdale dental office to discuss any concerns you may have and to schedule your next dental appointment.