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5 Safety Measures Your Dentist is Taking To Keep You Safe

May 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:05 pm
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Your dentist in Jacksonville is open again, but you want to know what they’re doing differently to keep their patients safe. Patient safety is their top priority, which is why they’ve responded to the threat of COVID-19 by implementing over 28 new sanitary protocols before they reopened their practice. Now, you’ll be able to get the dental care you need without having to risk your health. Read on to learn about five of the newest safety measures that are in place.

Daily Staff & Patient Health Checks

For your safety, your dental staff will conduct daily health checks to ensure that it’s safe for them to provide you with dental care. In addition, they’ll also be pre-screening every patient that enters their office by having them complete a questionnaire and consent form as well as a no-touch temperature check as soon as they reach the office.  

Limited Contact Environment

Social distancing will be enforced in the office and waiting room by having fewer chairs in the reception area and placing them further apart. Plus, the staff won’t be shaking hands or coming into contact with any patients upon their arrival or departure from their appointment. This is in an effort to reduce germ and virus transfer and keep the environment as sterile as possible.

Virtual Waiting Room to Reduce Office Traffic

Instead of patients gathering in the waiting room before their appointment, your dentist is offering a virtual waiting room that allows you to check-in while you’re still in your vehicle. That way, you will only have to enter the building once the dental team is ready to begin your treatment. This also reduces the amount of thru-traffic and makes it easier for the dental team to regularly and frequently disinfect the waiting room.

Family Friendly Scheduling

Your dentist is also allowing family friendly scheduling that allows up to six family members to schedule their dental appointments at the same time. Not only is this convenient for patients who have children, but it also allows you to have a privately-tailored dental experience.

At-Risk Patient Hours

For patients who are older or are at a higher risk of experiencing life-threatening symptoms if they were to get sick, your dentist is also offering special at-risk patient hours. Between 9am and 2pm, your dentist will solely be treating patients who are working tirelessly to self-isolate and reduce their risk of exposure. All you have to do is contact their office and let them know that you’re an at-risk patient so they can schedule you during these hours.

Although these uncertain times can be scary, your dentist is doing everything within their power to ensure the safety of both their staff and their patients. With these five precautionary measures in place, plus dozens of additional safety measures, you can get the dental care you need without having to worry about risking your health.

About the Practice

At Dental Center of Jacksonville, we offer the care and expertise of three highly trained dentists. Our practice is opening back up and taking 28 additional safety measures to meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA, and ADA guidelines. This will allow patients to feel comfortable while receiving high-quality dental treatment that they deserve. For questions or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 904-262-9466.

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