Dental Care During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Crisis
At Agoura Hills Dental Designs, the health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priorities. We understand the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and want to assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to provide a safe environment for dental care. We are closely monitoring the guidance from local health authorities and adhering to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
Enhanced Safety Measures
Sanitization and Disinfection: We have implemented rigorous sanitization and disinfection protocols throughout our dental practice. All surfaces, equipment, and instruments are regularly cleaned and disinfected following the recommended guidelines.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Our dental team wears appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and face shields, to ensure their safety and the safety of our patients.
Patient Screening: Before your appointment, we will conduct a pre-screening to assess your health and any potential exposure to COVID-19. This may include asking you a series of questions related to symptoms and recent travel.
Waiting Area Safety: We have modified our waiting area to facilitate social distancing. We may ask you to wait in your vehicle until your scheduled appointment time to minimize the number of people in the reception area.
Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout our practice, and we encourage all patients to practice proper hand hygiene by washing their hands or using hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure.
Respiratory Etiquette: We kindly request that patients cover their mouths and noses with a tissue or their elbow when coughing or sneezing. Proper disposal of tissues is important to maintain a clean and safe environment.
Limited Accompaniment: To minimize the number of individuals in our practice, we kindly request that patients come alone to their appointments unless they require assistance or are minors. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Telehealth and Virtual Consultations
We understand that some patients may have concerns about visiting the dental office during this time. To accommodate those who prefer to stay at home, we offer telehealth and virtual consultation services. You can connect with our dental professionals remotely to discuss any dental concerns or questions you may have.
Emergency Dental Care
In case of a dental emergency, we are available to provide prompt and essential care. Please contact our office to discuss your situation, and we will guide you on the appropriate steps to take.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will remain updated on the latest developments and adjust our protocols accordingly. We encourage our patients to stay informed about COVID-19 by referring to reputable sources such as the CDC and local health departments.
We are committed to ensuring that your dental care experience at Agoura Hills Dental Designs is safe, comfortable, and effective. If you have any questions or concerns about your dental appointment or our safety measures, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide you with the highest standard of dental care while prioritizing your health and well-being.
Together, we can navigate through this challenging time and maintain excellent dental health.