Due to the nature of their work, dental professionals have always kept their hands especially clean. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are going above and beyond to keep their hands completely germ-free as they treat their patients. In fact, a wide variety of infection control and dental safety protocols are being practiced ensuring their staff, tools, and entire office are as safe and healthy as possible. Here are a few ways your Frisco dentist and their team are keeping their hands impeccably clean during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advanced COVID-19 Training
Before their practice reopened, every team member completed additional COVID-19 awareness and prevention training. This extra information covered the most effective ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus germs in a dental setting during the pandemic. While your dental team has been practicing excellent hand hygiene since before COVID-19, they are now holding themselves to even higher standards of sanitation and care.
Personal Hygiene Standards
Your dental team’s personal hygiene standards have been raised even more during the pandemic to ensure they can keep their hands as clean as possible. This means that they are expected to:
- Maintain short, clean fingernails.
- Refrain from wearing artificial fingernails.
- Remove hand jewelry like rings and watches.
Touch-Free Greetings & Social Distancing
Even though your dental team is thrilled to have you back in the office, they won’t be offering any handshakes or hugs for now. Instead, they’ll be utilizing a variety of fun, touch-free greetings to welcome you back into the office while minimizing the spread of germs. Additionally, you’ll notice that the practice has been slightly rearranged to encourage social distancing and one-way traffic areas. All these measures limit your exposure to others in order to keep both you and your dental team’s hands germ-free.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular handwashing is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy. Your dentist and their team have always diligently washed their hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds throughout the day, including:
- Before and after treating each patient.
- Before putting on and directly after taking off a pair of gloves.
- Before leaving the practice and as soon as they return to it.
Thankfully, your Frisco dentist and their team have years of experience keeping both your smile and their hands exceptionally clean. If you need to visit them for care during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can rest assure that the health of your smile is in good, prepared, and clean hands.
About the Practice
Our talented team at Stonebriar Smile Design has been helping the community of Frisco, TX stay healthy with excellent dentistry for over 20 years now. Dr. Jill Wade and Dr. Kristi Moody care about their patients’ overall wellbeing just as much as their beautiful smiles. In these unusual times, they have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and adjusting their infection control protocols accordingly. Now and always, they are meeting and exceeding the sanitation standards set forth by the CDC to safeguard the health of their patients during their dental treatments. If you have any questions about dental care during COVID-19, feel free to reach out to them via their website or at (972) 377-7800.