We’ve all experienced very serious delays, hindrances, and inconveniences because of precautions and mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some more so than others, but the whole ordeal has left many people uncertain as to whether they can still access essential medical services, including dental care.
In this post, we’d like to address the question: Is it safe to get dental care during the pandemic?
Dental Office Safety
The answer is most certainly “yes” insofar as proper sanitary procedures are followed. Dental care is an essential service just like any other medical care. Dr. Lattinelli’s office is committed to furnishing a safe environment for you whenever you come to get your teeth cleaned or treated with us by following several safety protocols:
- Disinfecting surfaces
- Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Using dental dams to cover the mouth
- Spacing out appointments to prevent having a crowded office
- Wearing facemasks
- Checking for temperatures upon entry
- Asking guests to limit the number of patrons that accompany them to the office
- Limiting or eliminating common use items like magazines or toys
These are the kinds of things we do on our end to help minimize viral contagion. There are also some things you might consider before visiting. Of course, for starters, always avoid going anywhere in public if you exhibit symptoms like coughing, runny nose, sneezing, or fever. Failing to do this could put many others at risk because you would have the potential of infecting not only staff, but any of the office tables, seats, and dental instruments. We vouchsafe to use our best efforts to control the spread of airborne pathogens, but we need your help as well.
Dr. Joseph C. Lattinelli, DMD, runs the best cosmetic dental facility in Manhattan. Doing everything we can to safely endure the pandemic will be a huge part of maintaining that reputation, and we’re up to the task. As a 2020 Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Lattinelli offers the latest in cosmetic services including Invisalign, dental implants, dentures, porcelain veneers, and more. Call us at 212-752-7188 to find out more about everything we offer. Together, we will overcome the pandemic and continue to brighten smiles!