It’s hard to ignore the media headlines fueling a surge of panic among people across the globe. Professional dental team at Avalon Dental Center, MA understands patients have many questions and concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Because your health and safety is our top priority, we want to share some insightful information with you regarding the coronavirus and what to do about going to the dentist.
Avalon Dental Center, MA cares about your safety and works hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected. Professional dental team covers some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient.
Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused. All dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear.
In the video you can see how a professional dentist Dr.Ofir Michael wears a protective gare and additional equipment to prevent the spread of infection and protect the patient.
After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the professional dental team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves and protective equipment. Also throughout the office, we have added hand sanitation stations to our public areas. We have doubled our efforts in the disinfecting of door handles, table-tops, chairs, and all other high-volume touch points.
Our staff members follow the government’s advice to self-isolate if they develop a continuous cough or a fever.
Your well-being is important to us. That’s why infection control procedures are in place at Avalon Dental Center, MA.
First and foremost, we advise everyone to follow the guidelines of local authorities. This includes physical distancing protocols. The best way to protect yourself is to practice frequent hand washing hygiene (washing with soap for at least 20 seconds), covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow, and staying home if you are sick.
For the safety of our dental care team and other patients we are closing our offices. We will be back for our valuable patients on April 13th, 2020. Please do not hesitate to schedule your appointment online!