How Dental Offices Are Protecting Patients And Staff During The Pandemic
June 23, 2020 By MKE Community Journal Leave a Comment
It’s not exactly business as usual for the dental industry – or patients – as offices reopen for routine care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dentists have always prioritized safety, but now we’ve significantly ramped up our precautions and standard practices because we want both patients and workers to feel comfortable during a time of great uncertainty,” says Dr. Kyle Bogan (www.drkylebogan.com), a general dentist and speaker on workplace culture.
Dr. Bogan points out some concerns of patients and dental staffs and new protocols being implemented as offices reopen:
“It forces dental staff to treat every patient as if they have the virus,” Dr. Bogan says.
Dr. Bogan says that staff can allay patients’ fears by informing them of all the new safety procedures their office is taking.