COVID-19 is one of the gravest pandemics to affect humanity. Over the last year or so, it has forced us to change our routine significantly, which includes stepping out of our houses, socializing, going out on weekends, attending schools or offices, etc. One other major change that it has brought about is the way we visit our healthcare providers for consultations or to get our health concerns treated.
Here’s a brief look at how we, as a dental practice, have evolved during this pandemic to ensure the safety of our patients and ourselves.
Whenever you used to call your dentist to schedule a consultation, you would usually get a suitable time at which you could visit them for the treatment. But, this procedure has changed slightly in the last few months. When you call us or reach out to us through an online query, our team will help schedule your appointment. But, while doing so, we will also ask you a set of questions about your current state of health. This helps us understand whether or not it would be suitable to schedule an in-office appointment with you or if an online session would suffice.
The COVID-19 pandemic is long from being over, and it is best to stay indoors and avoid coming in contact with others. Hence, we offer the option of being diagnosed remotely through an online consultation. It will be carried out over a secure video conferencing platform, which ensures dentist-patient confidentiality and allows us to get a clear picture of your oral concern. After thoroughly discussing it with the dentist, suitable treatment will be suggested.
We try to avoid patient-to-patient contact as much as possible. Hence, we request you wait in your car instead of the general waiting area until it is your time for the consultation. Upon entering our practice, we will take a reading of your body temperature and ask a few questions about your health. Sanitizing your hands would be necessary to ensure you do not carry in any harmful pathogens.
As always, we sterilize all work surfaces and dental equipment between patients to ensure maximum safety. Also, our staff is subjected to a rigorous health check regularly. You may notice sanitizers placed at frequently used spots in our dental practice, which allow us to keep our hands sanitized at all times.
We urge our patients to visit us for routine oral consultations without fearing the pandemic. We take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our patients.