What We Will Continue to DO to Help Keep You Healthy
The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to protect both our patients and dental office personnel.
We want to assure you that we will be taking continuous steps to ensure nthat our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
We sterilize all instruments after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. Dedicated hand washing and one-time use disposable materials also help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff are regularly trained in these procedures and these have been and continue to be our everyday office protocols.
We will ensure that our office will undergo additional cleaning procedures and will be sure to have a enough stock of supplies. We will apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.
Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. If you would like to talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 508.885.0033.
Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventive actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly, as well as wearing a mask and the practice of social distancing. These actions will help to continue to minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Your partner in health,
Steven P. Goguen, DMD