When the time comes for our office to reopen, you may be wondering what precautions Maldonado Orthodontics is taking to ensure your safety.
During the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the safety of patients and staff continues to be a top priority:
Before, during and after treatment:
When it comes to preventing the spread of disease, rest assured that we have always been strict on universal precautions. Precautions have always included the use of masks, glasses, gloves, sterile instruments and devices as well as clean and disinfected environmental surfaces.
Additionally, frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected often. Other objects that may be difficult to disinfect, such as magazines, reading material and refreshment stations, may even be removed all together. We ask you to brush your teeth at home before coming to the office.
The process may look a little different:
While your check-in may involve a few extra steps this will help ensure the safety of patients and staff. For instance, the process may include screening and triage questions, waiting in your vehicle versus the waiting room, checking your temperature or asking that you follow social distancing and infection control etiquette. We recommend against bringing companions to appointments, unless necessary. If companions do accompany patients, they may also be screened during patient check-in.
During your appointment, you may be asked to use a hydrogen peroxide rinse, which just helps bring down the amount of germs and viruses in the mouth to a lower level. There may be less patients in the office at one time to promote social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, your orthodontic team is available to provide answers.
Rest assured Maldonado Orthodontics will be following any recommended precautions to treat all orthodontic patients safely.