Dental offices are open again!
As of May 31, the Ministry of Health lifted restrictions to allow for the gradual restart of some health-care services. This includes being able to see the dentist again.
Now that Dental offices ate open again, at Orion Dental we have planned to make sure that we follow the guidelines of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) to ensure safety for our patients and our team members.
But It’s Not Business as Usual. So, what will be different?
Now that dental offices are open again, here are some of the changes you can expect at your dentist’s office:
Appointments will be spaced out to allow physical distancing between patients. It will also allow time for their office to be disinfected between each appointment. That might mean less flexibility for scheduling your appointment.
The day before your appointment your dentist or their staff will ask you questions to see if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Your temperature will likely be taken with a touchless thermometer.
You will be asked to wear a mask or face covering while in the office except when you are being treated.
Dental staff will be wearing more protective gear than normal. This includes masks, face shields, and gowns.
You may be asked to limit the number of people you bring to the appointment with you. There are exceptions for small children and people who require assistance. If a parent or caregiver is allowed, they will also be subject to all screening measures.
You may be asked to wait outside the dentist’s office and call when you arrive. You must then wait for a call back to let you know when you can enter.
The waiting room will not be open for everyone.
Patients must wash their hands with a 70 to 90 percent alcohol-based solution, or soap and water when they enter and leave the dentist’s office.
Bathrooms will likely be closed to patient use.
Plan to pay by touchless payment, such as credit card or Interac.
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