What Dental Clinic Safety Procedures Should Look Like Post-COVID

Ensuring that your patients feel safe while coming in for a dental procedure or regular oral checkup is key to getting patients back in the door during this new, new normal. If there is one thing we know for sure, it’s clear that we can’t go back 100% to the way things used to be. We are going to have to continue heightened safety procedures to counter new variants of the current virus and to help prevent or lessen the effects of future viral outbreaks. 

 

So what does this mean for your clinic? We are taking a look at three things your clinic should be doing toward safety in this new normal. 

 

Continue Disinfection Protocols

You likely were disinfecting many of the surfaces in your clinic pre-COVID, but it is important to not let your guard, or your disinfection, down in this new normal. We’ve seen the important role that hand hygiene and disinfection of surfaces played in helping curb the rate of infection. Be sure that you continue disinfecting not only your equipment and restrooms, but hot spots in your waiting area to help control the spread of germs, bacteria and infections. Not only does this help with serious viruses like COVID-19, but it can also help fight the spread of the common flu!

 

Health Checks 

Continue to do daily health checks with your staff and patients. You can do this through a quick questionnaire with screening questions and by doing temperature checks at the door. This will ensure that those entering the clinic aren’t currently presenting any symptoms of COVID-19, which will help cut down on possible transmission of COVID and other illnesses, like the cold or flu. 

 

Using Rollens and Other Protective Gear

Continue having staff wear PPE to protect them from infections that can be spread through droplets in the air. Also show your patients that you care about their well-being by giving them Rollens during their visit. Not only does it help protect their eyes from fluid splashes and the bright exam room lights, but they also don’t have to worry about germs being transferred on the lenses because they are single use! And by choosing our EcoLens, your practice can be more environmentally friendly. Our EcoLens is made up of 46% plant-based materials and is biodegradable. Shop our EcoLens here