Did you know that the mouth is the gateway to the body? In fact, many health issues can first be detected by a dentist, which is why regular visits to the dentist are so important. Unfortunately, during COVID-19, many people are worried about visiting a dental clinic and wonder if it’s safe. At Dental Associates, know that we’re taking every precaution to keep you and your family safe inside our clinics.
The American Dental Association (ADA) published a study that confirms dental clinics are safe to visit. In their study, they found a very low number of dentists had contracted the virus, proving that safety measures have been successful.
Fewer than 1% of dentists nationwide were estimated to be COVID-19 positive as of June, according to an American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and Health Policy Institute study.
"This is very good news for dentists and patients," said Dr. Marcelo Araujo, Ph.D., CEO of the ADASRI, chief science officer of the ADA and senior author of the report. "This means that what dentists are doing — heightened infection control and increased attention to patient and dental team safety — is working."
We echo the ADA’s sentiments that dentistry is essential health care and clinics are safe to visit during this time. In fact, at Dental Associates we have a team whose sole purpose is to ensure patient and staff safety. Read on to learn more about this team.
We’re continuing to follow strict guidelines set forth by health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ADA.
Years before the pandemic began, we established a compliance and safety team dedicated to researching and implementing the latest safety guidelines. But since March, their focus has been to seek guidance from the CDC and ADA to ensure our patients and staff are safe inside our clinics in the wake of COVID-19.
We understand that without proper dental care, many patients will develop additional health issues and we want you to know how important it is to still seek dental care during this time.
Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe:
If you’re still concerned about visiting the dentist at this time, take a look at what other Dental Associates patients are saying about their experiences:
Source : Dental Associates