How has the coronavirus changed dentistry?
Life after the coronavirus pandemic is different in many ways. New regulations and recommendations have been put in place for most businesses including dental offices. Here are some of the changes at Lone Oak Dental.
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of any communicable disease is to isolate those that are sick. We are asking screening questions to determine if you could possibly be sick or have had contact with anyone that potentially has COVID-19.
When you enter our front door, one of our team members will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer. In addition, you will see that we now have plastic barriers between our front office team and patients.
If you are an adult, we ask that you do not bring children or other family members to your appointment. If your child has an appointment, we ask that only 1 parent or guardian bring that child to the appointment. The fewer people we have in the office, the better.
We are regularly disinfecting surfaces such as door handles and countertops. As much as we would like to, we have been instructed not to shake your hand.
There are new CDC and OSHA regulations for our team when treating you. We are wearing higher level masks such as N95 and KN95. We are also wearing plastic face shields to prevent any splatter or droplets from touching our team.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in keeping the Brookings area healthy!