A lot has changed in the world of Dentistry since the Covid-19 pandemic started last year. At Gainesville Sunday Dental Care (and Chantilly Green Dental), we have taken many measures to ensure the safety of our dental patients, our families, and our staff. Our dental office screens patients prior to arrival, making sure they have not been exposed (or come in close contact to anyone that has been exposed) to the Coronavirus. We have increased our PPE, wearing not just one facemask (ahhh the good old days!) but additional facemasks of varying strength on top of one another. Long gone are the days of white lab coats, in are the days of layering up gowns and disposable coats on top of gowns, and wardrobe changes in between patients. Goggles are now pushed aside, as face shields are now being worn (on top of the many layers of masks!). Hair coverings add a lovely touch to the whole ensemble.
In addition to the doctor and staff's new and improved attire, the office has seen a few changes as well. We now have a lovely wall-mounted touch free thermometer for patients to stop by and get their temperatures checked before being taken back for their dental appointment. We also have some new bling, large shiny plexi-glass dividers add a sleek touch to the front desk and waiting room area. While the waiting area is closed at this time, you can admire the plexi-glass as you make your way into your treatment room.
While these new additions and measures may seem scary, it is important for us to remember that we haven't beaten this pandemic yet. Healthcare professionals & dentists were amongst the first members of the community to be given the opportunity to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Our dental office has taken this opportunity to get vaccinated and help in the fight against Covid-19. That's right, we rolled up our sleeves and did what was best for our patients!
Hopefully, sometime in the near future, we can take down the plexi-glass that separates us from each other, we can take off the layers and layers of space suits, masks & helmets, and maybe one day - just maybe - you'll be able to see your dentist's face again.
We love you all and hope to see you soon! If you have not had your 6 month dental check up please call to schedule it, your smile needs you :)
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