Book an Appointment

Your Dentist’s Office: The Safest Place to Be!

August 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 7:30 pm
Woman smiling while sitting in the dental chair

The Coronavirus has unfortunately become a normal concern in the daily lives of everyone. However, thanks to the hard work done by the smartest minds across the globe, there is much more known about COVID-19 now compared to when it began. One worry has been that dentistry is unsafe because it produces lots of aerosols, which might increase risk of spreading. However, recent findings show the opposite! Read on to learn why your dentist’s office is one of the safest places you can go.

Why There is a Low Risk of COVID-19 at the Dental Office

There have been safety concerns throughout the entire health industry, but there are fears specifically associated with dentistry and the aerosols produced during appointments. That said, there is no need to worry! A recent study done by the Journal of Dental Research shows that there is an incredibly low risk of the possibility of the virus spreading. In fact, getting your teeth cleaned does not increase your risk of being affected by the Coronavirus more than drinking a glass of water at the dentist’s office. There is also less than 1% of COVID-19 positivity rate among dentists – wow!

The Ways that Your Dentist Stays Safe

Your dentist has taken over 20 extra safety steps to ensure the wellbeing of you and your family, including these top 4 precautions:

Advanced Staff Training

In addition to the dentists, each member of the dental practice has completed further awareness and prevention programs. This not only enhances their knowledge, but it also helps them prepare to keep the practice a low-risk environment.

Safety Champion

Every day, a staff member is designated as a safety champion. The main goal of this job is to facilitate the commitment to safety at the dental office. This includes greetings, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and making sure that all high-touch surfaces remain clean.

Daily Health Checks for Staff

The staff, dentists, and team members in the office will complete no-contact temperature checks along with a quick set of health screening questions each day. That way, you can feel confident that every person in the dental office is healthy and ready to help you smile.

Pre-Screening for Every Patient

In addition to the staff members, you and your family will be required to complete pre-screenings. This takes literally a matter of seconds – a friendly front desk manager will take a no-touch temperature check, ask you a few questions, and have you fill out a quick consent form.

There’s already enough to worry about but there’s no need to make your dentist another concern. Now that you know why the dental office is one of the safest places to go, you can enjoy total peace of mind and great oral health!

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, our team of dentists work hard to keep our office as clean and safe as possible. From social distancing to expanded appointments and so much more, Arlington Heights patients can count on us for safe dental care. To schedule an appointment, we can be reached through our website or by phone at (847) 577-7171.