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Is Going to the Dentist Safe?

November 28, 2020
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Posted By: Anthony Bartels, DDS
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As restrictions against going to the dentist start to lift, many patients have to wonder: is it safe to go to the dentist?

While it is impossible to eradicate the risk of coronavirus transmission, the dental office remains one of the safest places to be.

Our Strict Infection Control Policy

It is completely understandable to be concerned about the risk of transmission. But the dental office of Anthony Bartels, DDS follows CDC mandated infection control guidelines.

Our dental professionals take stringent precautions like personal protective equipment for the staff and disinfecting all surfaces, instruments, and treatment rooms between patients.

Patients may also feel safer knowing that there have been zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 traced to dental offices.

The American Dental Association continues to update its guidelines for dental clinics, which our entire dental team follows.

Our Jonesboro, AR dental practice asks patients to wait in their car when they arrive to minimize interaction. We adhere to temperature checks and require that all patients wear a mask until it is time to remove it. Any symptoms like cough or fever require a reschedule. We have removed magazines and toys from the waiting room to prevent multiple handlings.

We minimize the use of powered tools, when possible, and sterilize each tool after use. We have installed high-efficiency particulate air filters to improve circulation and filtration and to reduce the transmission of airborne particles.

Our extra precautions help keep all staff and patients safe.

We Keep Patients Healthy and Happy

The dental office is already one of the most sterilized environments to be in, and we take extra precautions to be even safer. We ask that patients visiting Anthony Bartels, DDS adhere to our infection control protocols for the safety and health of our staff and other patients.

We advise our patients not to let their oral health slide. It is still vital that patients practice preventive dentistry like dental cleanings and exams to avoid tooth decay and infection. Contact Anthony Bartels Family Dentistry today to learn more or to book your next appointment.

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At Anthony Bartels DDS, we have always made patient safety a top priority by adhering to the sanitation and infection control guidelines put forth by the American Dental Association and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). 
 
During these unusual times, our team is implementing additional guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Please read our guidelines here.