Smile Studio 87 – Latest updates on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
During the crisis, the team at Smile Studio 87 is available for a few hours each day for emergencies only (per ADA guidelines); so, feel free to call the office or schedule online. Check out our updates and videos in this section to keep informed about this crisis.
We are calling our patients to reschedule all routine cleanings or non-emergency procedures to a later date. During this time we follow very specific procedures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff including taking temperature readings of all patients. For additional precautions please see below.
Smile Studio 87 Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The spread of the novel Coronavirus infections in the community is of grave concern to us all. At Smile Studio 87 there is no higher priority than the safety of our patients. We are taking all the precautionary measures according to the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings which include but are not limited to the following:
- Wearing a disposable surgical facemask, non-sterile gloves, gown, and eye protection (e.g., goggles) to prevent exposure.
- Changing masks between patients, or during patient treatment if the mask becomes wet.
- To prevent the transmission of respiratory infections in settings by adhering to respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette infection control measures at the first point of contact with any potentially infected person.
- Offer a disposable surgical mask to persons who are coughing; and provide tissues and no-touch receptacles for used tissue disposal
- Patient and dental healthcare workers performing hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub or antiseptic handwash).
- Using cleaning and disinfection strategies according to OSHA guidelines to prevent and spread of COVID-19.
- Patients with respiratory symptoms who are rendered dental treatment are given a disposable surgical face mask to wear and treated in a single-patient room with the door kept closed to limit their contact with other patients and personnel.
- The Doctor may consider postponing non-emergency or elective dental procedures until a patient is no longer contagious with diseases that can be transmitted through airborne, droplet or contact transmission.
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