The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things about our daily lives in 2020. And your regular visits to the dentist changed, too. In March of 2020, the ADA recommended that dentists postpone all but emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest to help reduce the spread of the virus; save masks gloves and other personal protective equipment and help keep patients who need emergency treatment from going to busy hospital emergency rooms.
Now that 2020 has passed, vaccines are in the pipeline of our society and states have reopened, dental practices are seeing patients for the full range of dental services without any issues.
An October 2020 report published in The Journal of the American Dental Association found that fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to have had COVID-19 and 99 percent of dentists were using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening protocols and enhanced disinfection practices when treating patients. Additionally, an October 2020 study published in February 2021 also found a low infection rate of COVID-19 among dental hygienists.
What’s important here is the knowledge that we are handling the risk factor very well and it’s safe to come to our offices in Sandy Springs and Chamblee for your dental needs. Remember, regular dental visits are an essential part of your overall heath. Be sure to reschedule your dental checkups, particularly if you have been vaccinated. Our ADA dentists will make sure your visit is as safe as possible for everyone involved.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341