Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist?
Research performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that the dentist’s office is actually one of the safest places to go during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic (read the full study here). You may ask—“what makes the dentist’s office so low-risk in a comparison of other locations I might need to go?” The answer is that the dental field has long abided by stringent health and sterilization guidelines to protect both staff and patients from harmful pathogens. When COVID-19 became a concern in 2020 and before re-opening our Los Algodones dental practice, we committed to ramping up our existing safety practices, ensuring adherence to CDC guidelines, and following new practices adopted by top US dental offices.
We previously published a blog that details all of the infection control, sanitation, and additional safety measures we have in place at our practice to protect against COVID-19 transmission, which include:
- Instrument sterilization
- Office and room disinfection
- Hand sanitation
- PPE for all
- Health pre-screening questionnaires via text
- Blood oxygen level and temperature checks
- Social distancing protocols
All of these guidelines and activities help us maintain a clean and functional office and healthy, happy patients! Our team of experienced dentists understand that dental care is an essential service that is key for maintaining both good oral and full body health—we want you to feel safe and protected anytime you enter our office for the care you need. We assure you that you can find the same level of safety and cleanliness in our Los Algodones office that you would find in the US, as well as the same high-quality, affordable dental care we are known for.
If you have questions about safety or want to learn more about how we protect our patients and team, we encourage you to contact our office! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff members are happy to explain the extraordinary lengths we go to to prioritize your health.