As you adjust to living during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably taken precautions like social distancing, cleaning/sanitizing your home, and paying extra close attention to anyone you may come in contact with. But what happens if you need to visit the dentist? Is it safe to go to their office while the Coronavirus is still a risk? Keep reading to learn some of the ways your dentist in Orlando is keeping their patients and staff safe.
The Safety Champion
Appointing a safety champion is one of the primary ways your dentist is lowering the risk of COVID-19 in their practice. This is an office member that monitors the halls, bathrooms, and any other common areas to ensure that there isn’t any unnecessary contact between patients and staff. Essentially, the safety champion can help everyone maintain social distancing as much as possible. They will also keep tabs on hand sanitizing stations, making sure that sterilization is at the ready for everyone. This job is simple, yet it keeps everything running smoothly in the office for patients and staff.
Daily Health Checks
Another advanced safety measure that your dentist is taking is daily health screenings for both team members and patients. These no-touch temperature checks are an easy way to look for one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19. Combined with a health questionnaire to ensure that you’re not experiencing any other warning signs, these quick and easy health checks will keep everyone in the practice safe.
Virtual Waiting Room
Usually, while you wait for your appointment, you can look through some magazines or chat with someone else in the lobby, however your dentist has created social distancing by employing the use of virtual waiting rooms. Now, instead of waiting in the office where you may come in contact with others, you can remain in the comfort of your own vehicle. Just check in online once you’ve arrived, and your dentist will notify you when it’s time to come in for your appointment. This eliminates the possibility of crossing paths with another patient, but it also allows your dentist to prepare for your visit by cleaning and sanitizing in between dental care.
Changing the Routine
Your dentist is also taking steps like spacing out appointments for less patients in the office, and accommodating families all at once. Plus, instead of wearing the same clothes to-and-from their houses, your dentist and the rest of their staff now change dental clothes in their office to prevent the spread of any possible germs.
Now that you know more about the ways your dentist is staying safe, you can feel confident if you need to receive dental care during this uncertain time!
About the Practice
At Sand Lake Dental, Dr. Ziyad Maali and Dr. May Chen have taken 30 additional advanced safety measures to help keep their patients healthy. If you have any questions for our team of experts, they can be contacted through their website or by phone at (407) 355-0608.