The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of many things, not the least of which is how we approach safe and reliable dentistry. Health and safety have always been a top priority here at Centrepointe Dental. As we learn to navigate through this pandemic, we want our patients to know that we have elevated our safety protocols to the next level, in order to help everyone feel safe upon entering our facility.
Here are the various ways that we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19:
COVID-19 safety protocols
The following list of protocols have been implemented and are upheld within our clinic every day:
- Screening questions: We’re not trying to pry but we will have a few questions to ask you. This will ensure that everyone entering the clinic is feeling their best.
- Contactless check-in: Same warm greeting but it will now be coming from behind some plexiglass.
- Mask required (in Ontario clinics): Patients will be asked to wear a mask until the start of their procedure and after their procedure is completed. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
- Bare waiting area: We’re taking the minimalist route! This means no more magazines or coffee in the waiting room for now. This will help with our sanitization procedures.
- Covered up team members: Even though you won’t be able to see it, we’ll still be smiling behind our masks. But for our safety and yours, our teams will be wearing personal protective equipment.
- Extra sterilization: Dental clinics are probably one of the more sterile environments you can visit however, we will be increasing sanitization of common areas for increased precautions.
- Air purifiers: We have upgraded our air filtration systems to allow for even better air purification.
Before your appointment
If you had an appointment scheduled during the clinic closures, please give our office a call if we have not yet contacted you.
In our clinic
- Only patients with an appointment (and their guardian, if needed) will be allowed into the clinic.
- Hand cleaning or sanitizing is required upon entry into the clinic.
- Shoe covers and masks must be put on at the entrance.
We’re here to answer your questions
The pandemic has awakened our community—and the whole— to how interconnected we are. It’s important that we all follow the safety steps outlined by our government.
If you have any questions or feel that one of your concerns is missing from the above information, please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch soon