Our Safety Procedures During COVID-19
People are becoming accustomed to the safety procedures for COVID-19: stay home if you’re sick, wear a mask in public, keep a safe distance from others, etc. These procedures make us feel pretty safe when we are at the grocery store, but going to the doctor or to the dentist? That’s on another level entirely. But you can feel safe at Adams and Seaton Pediatric Dentistry, the pediatric dentists Nashville parents have trusted for years.
What to Expect at an Appointment
Prior to an appointment, you will receive a questionnaire by text that you need to fill out before the appointment. The questionnaire asks screening question such as:
- Have you traveled recently?
- Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19?
- Have you had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
Once you arrive at our office, we ask that you text us to notify us you are in the parking lot. When our waiting room is clear and there are no other patients nearby, we ask you to come inside. We also ask you to wear a mask when you come in. (If you don’t have one, we will gladly provide one for you.)
Before checking in, we take each patient’s temperature (including parents/guardians). Additionally, we ask the same screening questions again to make sure nothing has changed since the initial text message questionnaire. (Our doctors and staff do the same every day before starting work.)
While you wait in our waiting room, there will be no more than one other family in the waiting room with you. And the distance between you and the other family will be over 15 feet apart.
Precautions We Use During Treatment
In between patients, we are taking the same hygienic precautions we have always taken. We are wiping each chair with CaviWipes, followed by soap and water. Now, we are using every other chair to adhere to the social distancing standard. And lastly, we also have air purifiers throughout our hygiene bay to prevent the spread of germs and virus in the air. And of course, our doctors and dental assistants are wearing proper PPE at all times.