So, what happened?
Preventing and treating infections in the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissue are key aspects of what every dentist does. Dentists and their staff are trained in how to work cleanly and prevent contamination and the spread of illness.
There’s no other way to put it: you can’t be a great dentist if you’re not fanatical about sanitation and sterilization. Our office must pass inspections and our entire staff follows rigorous procedures to keep our office clean and safe. We’ve been doing this forever. Adapting to COVID-19 just required a deeper commitment to something that was always a part of our daily routine.
Plus, as our understanding of the coronavirus has changed, it has become more clear that aerosols (like those disinfected by our HVAC system) are a major source of transmission. Simply cleaning surfaces as many businesses do just isn’t enough to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Our powerful HVAC system has played a big role in keeping our air clean and eliminating pathogens of all kinds at Timberhill Dental. Of course, surface transmission of coronavirus can’t be ignored. We take every precaution to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 infections.
The commitment of dentists everywhere to the health and safety of our staff and patients is what has helped minimize the risk of COVID-19 in our offices.
In addition, unlike emergency rooms, hospitals, and doctors’ offices, people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 didn’t come to the dentist and further, appointment pre-screening measures further reduced the risk of dentists, staff, and other patients contracting COVID-19.