When the pandemic began to hit the US, we started seeing businesses forced to close their doors and others voluntarily close (we fell into the latter category) out of precaution and to attempt to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. Since that time many businesses have gotten a crash course in basic infection control, but what you may not realize is that many of these precautions that have been put into place have been basic protocols dental teams have been taking all along. . . and since then we been taking even more stringent measures to keep you safe and healthy when you visit our office. Preliminary reports on COVID-19 infection rates in dentists are now in. . . and the news is looking good.
According to the ADA, less than 1% of dentists nationwide were estimated to be COVID-19 positive as of June of this year. “This is very good news for dentists and patients,” said Dr. Marcelo Araujo, Ph.D., CEO of the ADASRI, chief science officer of the ADA and senior author of the report. “This means that what dentists are doing — heightened infection control and increased attention to patient and dental team safety — is working.”
What are some precautions we’re taking at SLO Smiles?
At SLO Smiles, your safety and comfort are of the utmost importance to us and you can trust that we are taking every precaution to keep you safe while we continue to keep your smile healthy. After all, whole body health is systemic and a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth. If you’ve been putting off that appointment or are wondering if it’s safe to see us, we hope this helps to put you at ease. And if you’re ever suffering from any anxiety related to visiting our San Luis Obispo dental office, we encourage you to communicate that with us so we can make every effort to ensure your visit with us is stress-free and dare we say it, relaxing. To schedule your appointment with one of our friendly San Luis Obispo dentists today, call us at (805) 541-0550. . . we can’t wait to see you!