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May 2020 Newsletter

By May 1, 2020November 10th, 2020No Comments

Now Open!

Our clinical team is back on the road and looking forward to providing dental care to our geriatric and special needs communities!

Update on Procedures & Precautions

The health and safety of our patients, team members, and the community remain our top priority. Therefore, we have updated our standard operating procedure with additional protocols to ensure infectious disease control policy is up-to-date, and adheres to the new guidelines and regulations provided by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Center of Diseases Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Dental Association (ADA).

  • All employees now take their temperature and complete a self-health questionnaire assessment at the beginning of each workday
  • Our dental teams now consist of two clinical employees (Dentist and Dental Manager / Registered Dental Assistant) to limit the number of staff entering your facility or home
  • Follow all of the facility’s screening procedures upon entry
  • Limit the number of facilities and patients seen each day
  • Teams will be equipped with proper PPE including gown, surgical cap, shoe covers, eye protection, face shield, face mask (surgical mask while entering the facility, and N95/KN95 mask will be used during the patient’s appointment), and gloves. All equipment and PPE will be clean appropriately with Cavcide (medical-grade disinfecting cleaner) or disposed of in biohazard bags to eliminate cross-contamination

Importance of Dental Care

Dental care plays an essential role in maintaining our overall health and preventing other health issues from developing. The routine dental care allows for detecting any oral health concerns such as cavities, bone loss, fractures, etc. The follow-up treatments will then help to treat those concerns sooner in order to avoid impacting the patient’s ability to eat, breathe, and swallow.

During this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we recognize that it is challenging for our elderly community as well as those who are immunocompromised to travel out of their home to seek dental care. Our service is designed for our patients to be able to continue the maintenance of their dental care at the comfort of their home – wherever they are.

We Need Your Help: Referrals of New Patients

On-premise dental care is necessary to protect your residents from exposure to the general population. Please consider reviewing your census and determine if anyone needs on-premise dental care (in the short and long-term), especially those who have historically gone ‘out’ of the community which now represents a risk to your patients. We can work with you on messaging to families if you’d prefer us to handle family communication. Approximately 50% of families choose to opt-in to dental services, so please keep that in mind when asking yourself if your community is ‘adequately covered’ and reducing unnecessary visits outside the community.

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