Cornelius Dentistry

Keeping you safe in a post Covid-19 world

April 26, 2020
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Posted By: Kelsey M.

Keeping you safe in a post COVID-19 world

 

As we all prepare to come back to some semblance of normalcy, we at Cornelius Dentistry, wanted to take a few moments to outline what we do to keep you, our patients safe. Some of these items are precautions we have always taken; some are new to keep you safe in a post COVID-19 world. Regardless, the safety of both you and our team are of the utmost priority. Should you have any questions or concerns during your visit you are all welcome to contact me directly at the email address below.

We have always taken infection control extremely seriously. We abide by the American Dental Association (ADA), North Carolina Dental Board and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommendations to use Standard Precautions.

This includes:

  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Using Cavicide to wipe all services each room between each patient
  • Wearing gloves, masks and glasses while treating patients
  • Regular hand-washing in-between patients
  • High-Speed Evacuation used in doctors rooms
  • Nightly cleaning of our entire office
  • Comprehensive health history being updated regularly

Some new precautions we have implemented which you may see when you are in the office include:

  • Pre-appointment screening questions to avoid sick patients entering the office when not necessary

  • Screening temperature taken at front desk prior to entering reception area

  • Screen of team members when they arrive each day

  • Isolite high-speed suction used in hygiene rooms to remove aerosols

  • Additional cleaning done regularly in the non-treatment areas (we already did this in treatment rooms between patients)

  • Contact-less check-in/check-out with no patients sitting in the reception area and texting for arrival confirmation

COVID-19 is a very real concern and one which we do not take lightly. With that said, there are numerous other diseases that we are also protecting you from and have for years. These include HIV, Hepatitis A, B and C, tuberculosis,  influenza, norovirus, and numerous others. The precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are not significantly different than those mentioned above. Standard Precautions are in place to prevent the spread of any disease from patient to patient, patient to healthcare provider, or healthcare provider to patient. With that said, we have taken this opportunity to review our policies and improve them where we can. We feel implementing these additional measures will take an extra step to keep both our patients and team safe from all pathogens, even long after the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

Should you have any questions or concerns please let us know. Our family is here for yours!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Jill



 

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COVID-19 UPDATE: We are now seeing patients for all services and have resumed a normal schedule with additional protocols to ensure the safety of our patients and team.  Call today at (704)896-7660 to find out more or to schedule an appointment!