Like your favorite restaurants and attractions, dental offices are reopening for business as usual after months of only handling emergency cases due to restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19. While dentistry is considered one of the highest risk professions for the coronavirus, offices like Horizon One Dental are now able to provide routine dental care including cleanings, fillings, and other various procedures once again.
You may be wondering how our office is ensuring the safety of its staff and patients during these times. “You’ll see some notable changes before and during your visit,” Dr. Marc Dadkhah, doctor at Horizon One Dental, noted. “Our traditional waiting room looks a bit different, lacking its usual magazines and paper materials, a simple step we have taken to help control the spread of COVID-19. Now and always, patient safety is our top concern.”
Additional measures and comprehensive infection control procedures are in place with all staff and team members. These include frequent hand washing, the use of clean masks and gloves, and full disinfection of all services in the treatment rooms and reception area. Other precautions including instructing team members to stay home if they’ve traveled to high-risk areas or if they have any COVID-19 related symptoms, the removal communal items that may be touched by multiple people throughout the day, and updated patient visit protocol including pre-visit temperature checks and a patient survey to assess your risk of exposure to COVID-19 have also been implemented. Air purification systems have also been added to our waiting room area and patient treatment rooms for additional protection.
If bringing a guest to your appointment, we respectfully ask them to remain outside the practice during your appointment. Exceptions will be made for children and patients needing assistance. In these cases, each patient will be limited to one guest.
We take the utmost pride in knowing that we are following the expert guidance from groups such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) in order to ensure that the safety of all who walk through our doors is our top priority. You can rely on us to stay diligent and rigorous in these efforts to ensure your utmost safety.
“Know that we are here for you,” Dr. Dadkhah reports. “We’ve got an incredibly safe and comforting environment to welcome you to for all of your dental needs. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office soon.”
Horizon One Dental is located at 8004 Summerlin Lakes Dr. Ft. Myers, FL 33907. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. To book your appointment please call (239) 267-7385.