Infection Control in the time of Covid-19

When asked what we are doing special for this current strain of corona virus named Covid-19, Dr. Amble said, “We are continuing to do everything we do every single day, with every single patient, via our universal precautions approach to infection control.”

Regarding our patient’s health when they see us, “In addition, we continue to encourage people who are ill, for instance with a cold, cough, runny nose, body aches, fever, and stomach issues to stay home until they feel better or see their family physician to get checked out if they feel the need. When someone is ill no one wants to sit in a waiting room with you, if you can’t lay back and open your mouth comfortably without sneezing and coughing it is difficult for us to get your dental work done, and while we do wear masks and eye wear, no one really wants to work in someone’s mouth when they are sneezing, coughing, and blowing their nose constantly during their appointment.”

Finally, “Neither of these two practices is a change from how we are trained to do business and treat our patients every day.”

Dr. Amble also shared this article to his personal Facebook account and thought it was a great read; it’s one he agrees with whole-heartedly.

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