|To Our Patients,
The coronavirus is upon us. This is a serious issue, and I want to assure you that we take it seriously here at the office.
In fact, our dental office is one of the safest places you can be during this crisis, and here’s why:
We have always followed Universal Precautions, which includes always wearing a mask and gloves, protective eyewear, and heat sterilization of all instruments that aren’t disposable. Of course, this includes proper handwashing and the use of antibacterial rubs such as Purell.
You may have noticed sometimes there is a lag between when we get a patient out of a room and when we bring you in. This is because we are wiping down the entire surfaces of chairs, bracket tables, and countertops with antibacterial cleansers to ensure the rooms are clean and ready for the next patient.
These precautions were undertaken many years ago to prevent transmission of Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, AIDS, etc. So, I want to assure you that we are already well equipped and ready to deal with coronavirus.
We also are constantly wiping down all reception area surfaces and the restroom with antibacterial cleansers to keep you safe.
In the meantime, what you can do to protect yourself and limit the spread of the virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap for at least twenty seconds, try not to touch your face, and cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, instead of into your hands.
We are very proud of our practice’s dedication to hygiene and cleanliness.
Here’s a link to a great video about the coronavirus that was shared by one of my colleagues from a renowned Canadian physician, as well as a link to the Center for Disease Control’s site for how to properly wash your hands.
Yours in health,
Dr. Sinkin and the Staff
Renowned Doctor Shares Essential Coronavirus Facts
How To Properly Wash Your Hands from the CDC