Is It Safe To Visit The Dentist During COVID-19? Yes! Come To Cibolo Family Smiles!

Is It Safe To Visit The Dentist During COVID-19? Yes! Come To Cibolo Family Smiles!

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, you might be wondering if it’s safe for you and your family to come and see the dentist in Cibolo. At Cibolo Family Smiles, we’re taking every step we can to ensure that you’re protected during your appointment. Read on, and see how Dr. Niraj Patel is focusing on safety at our office. 

Patient Screenings & Questionnaires

All patients will need to undergo a screening questionnaire before their appointment at Cibolo Family Smiles. This questionnaire will ask about possible exposure to COVID-19, recent travel, and any symptoms you’re experiencing (dry cough, fever, etc) that may indicate infection with COVID-19. You must answer these questions again upon arriving at our office for your appointment.

Social Distancing At Cibolo Family Smiles

We have taken steps to maintain proper social distancing at our office. First, we have reconfigured our waiting area to ensure patients can wait for their appointments while minimizing the risk of exposure.

Our team is also taking steps to spread out patient appointments throughout the day to reduce the number of people in our office at any given time. In addition, per an executive order of the governor, we ask that you come alone to your appointment unless you are supervising a minor or require assistance coming into and out of our office.

Disinfection Of Operatories & Common Areas

We have always followed all OSHA, CDC, and ADA guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting operatories between patients, but we are now being even more careful to sanitize operatories between each procedure to ensure your safety.

In addition, we are now cleaning all common areas frequently throughout the day using an EPA-registered disinfectant. Frequently cleaning surfaces like countertops, chairs, tables, door knobs and bathrooms minimizes the risk of spreading any infectious disease, including COVID-19.

HEPA Air Filtration For All Rooms In Our Office 

We have invested in HEPA air filters for each room in our office at Cibolo Family Smiles. These high-efficiency filtration systems eliminate 99.97% of all airborne particles, including viruses, which helps provide our patients and staff with clean, safe air.

Enhanced PPE For Dental Team Members

Our team members are now wearing enhanced PPE for certain procedures. Along with face masks, gloves, and glasses, we may also wear custom face shields, gowns, caps, and shoe protection, depending on the patient and the procedure. 

We also leave all used PPE in the operatory where it was used for proper disposal or sanitizing and reprocessing, ensuring that there is no risk of cross-contamination between patients. 

Contact Cibolo Family Smiles For An Appointment Today! 

At our office, Dr. Patel takes the safety of our staff and of your family very seriously, which is why we’re taking these steps to protect you. So don’t wait. If you need dental care in Cibolo, we can provide you with the treatment you need in a clean, safe, and sanitized environment. Contact us now, or give us a call at (210) 797-7740 to schedule a consultation.

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