Laurel Park Dentistry and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Here at Laurel Park Dentistry we care about our patient’s safety and well-being. We follow the CDCs and OSHAs recommendations for infection control and patient safety for every patient. Before our patients enter our exam rooms, all surfaces, such as the countertops, drawer handles, dental equipment, the dental chair, dental lights, have been cleaned and disinfected. We cover our dental chairs with protective covers that are replaced after each patient. Non disposable dental tools are cleaned and sterilized after each use. Disposable dental tools are never reused. Our staff wears appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, lab coats and eyewear. Disposable items are thrown away after each patient, clean gloves are used to clean the rooms and our hands are washed/sterilized before starting work on each patient. As an extra precaution, we will be disinfecting common area surfaces such as door knobs, the bathroom area, waiting room area, and our counters throughout the day. We have discontinued use of our coffee and water station, we take every patients temperature prior to treatment, along with confirming with each patient their current health. We will have hand sanitizer ready at our front desk. Your well-being, as always, is important to our staff. If you have a fever or are sick with flu-like or respiratory symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment. If our staff is sick with flu-like or respiratory symptoms they will stay home as well. If you are healthy there is no need to cancel your appointment, we are more than happy to see and treat you, and are taking all precautions to keep you and our staff healthy.
Here are some helpful tips to keep you and those around you healthy:
Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethyl alcohol
Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose
Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue
Stay home if you are sick
Please visit the CDCs website for the latest information on COVID-19.