When you bring your child for a visit to Houston Pediatric Dental Specialists, you want to have complete peace of mind. This especially holds true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visiting any medical office can make you nervous at a time like this when you are worried about your child being infected by the germs and bacteria of other patients. Your personal health and safety matter to you as well. In order to have confidence in your pediatric dentist, staff, and facility, it is important to understand what special precautions are being taken to keep you safe.
Your Dentist Has Always Put Safety First
Think back to all your visits to your Houston pediatric dentist’s office. It has always been a clean environment. Staff members wear scrubs, gloves, and masks during any dental procedure for your child. All equipment is carefully sanitized. As a healthcare professional, we understand the importance of maintaining high standards. The bar has been raised even higher in this challenging time. Rest assured that our team has gone through additional training during the current health crisis to follow safe practices. Their safety measures begin from the moment you and your child arrive until you head out the door to move forward with your day.
How are Your Dental Staff Meeting Safety Requirements?
Your pediatric dentist and staff are taking special measures to ensure you and your child are entering a safe facility for your pediatric dental visits. In addition maintaining a sanitary environment, staff members must meet the following requirements:
- Temperature checks are required upon entry to the facility
- Personal protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves, are required
- All equipment, dental chairs, and public areas are sanitized often
Your dental professionals are making sure they are healthy in order to better serve you. They’re also maintaining a healthy environment.
Steps We are Taking to Keep Everyone Safe
Before your child comes in for a pediatric dental appointment, your dentist will request that your son or daughter use an antimicrobial rinse. This will reduce the risk of spreading any type of germs or bacteria when staff members are working on your child’s teeth. You and your child will be required to wear a mask when you enter your pediatric dentist’s office. Social distancing will be practiced to ensure there is adequate space between patients in the reception area. If there are too many patients present, you and your child may be asked to wait in your car until there is more room in the office. You and your child may have your temperature checked as well. Staff members greeting you in the reception area will be wearing masks as well. They will make sure that you receive a warm welcome while ensuring your personal safety.
The pediatric dental team at Houston Pediatric Dental Specialists want you to have complete confidence for every office visit. Be sure to keep your child’s appointments to ensure oral health is a priority. Contact our office before your child’s appointment if you have any questions. This will also give you the opportunity to make sure you and your child are following all recommendations for your safety. When you and your pediatric dental staff work together as a team, you will be protecting everyone. Rest assured that safety measures are in place to ensure your child has a positive experience that will not place anyone’s health at risk.