The coronavirus pandemic has challenged everyone in our state in some way, so we are grateful to be able to get back to some level of normalcy. However, because dental professionals must get up close and personal with patients, many people are asking, “Is it safe to go to the dentist?”
Rest assured that our Grosse Pointe dental office is following enhanced safety practices based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association.
- Contacting patients to ask them several coronavirus-related questions approximately one day before their visit.
- Going through the questionnaire once again when the patient is in the office for his or her scheduled appointment.
- Reorganizing the waiting room area to help ensure social distancing.
- Requiring patients to wear masks in shared spaces unless they have a legitimate medical reason why they cannot.
- Recommending that patients avoid bringing others with them to their appointment unless necessary for transportation, communication, or caretaking purposes.
- Providing hand sanitizer for patient use.
- Vigorously sanitizing the dental operatories and common areas as well as any equipment that our patients or our team may use.
- Covering equipment that is not used on a regular basis.
In order to protect ourselves, we will wear more personal protection equipment than you may be accustomed to seeing. These include gloves, medical sleeves on our arms, robes, masks, and face shields.
If you have been delaying your appointments because you’re wondering if it is safe to go to the dentist, please know that we are doing everything we can to keep you, your family, and our team safe.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office if you have any questions, and we will look forward to helping you keep that mouth healthy!