With the way COVID-19 has changed the world over the last six months, it’s understandable to feel a little nervous about scheduling healthcare appointments or visiting medical offices. Thankfully, however, dental offices are some of the safest, cleanest places you can be thanks to strict cleaning and sanitation protocols.
Here at the dental office of Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, we have increased our already stringent cleaning schedules and techniques. Your health, along with the health of everyone working in our dental office, is our top concern.
Preparing for Your Dental Appointment
To increase social distancing and reduce unnecessary interactions, we’ve revamped our pre-dental appointment protocol. When you’re ready to visit your dentist in Bridgeton, MO and arrive in the parking lot, we ask that you call us first to make sure we’re prepared for you. This phone call helps us minimize people in our waiting room and helps keep you safe before your treatment.
When you arrive in the reception area, we will ask you several screening questions and require that you disinfect your hands with provided hand sanitizer.
During Your Appointment at our 63044 Dentist Office
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we diligently disinfected our common areas several times each day and sanitized our professional dental instruments using only the strictest ADA standards. When you come to our office for dental treatment in Bridgeton, MO, you can rest assured that we are using single-use instruments and supplies whenever appropriate and that multi-use instruments are removed from the room and sterilized after every single patient.
Each time you come into contact with a dental instrument, you can know that it was sterilized and re-packaged just for you before your visit. Your dental chair is also thoroughly disinfected between appointments, and our hygienists and dental staff continue to wear N95 masks, face shields, medical gloves, and gowns.
Protecting Your Smile During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental visit, or if you have pain or other noticeable symptoms indicating a dental emergency, it’s essential to contact your dentist in 63044 right away.
Even during a global health pandemic, you need to keep up on your oral health to prevent significant problems from developing down the road. And because we understand that dental care is just as critical as ever, we continue taking extra steps to keep our patients safe. You can learn more about our COVID-19 dental appointment procedures by clicking here.