With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, some people are delaying visits to see their dentist or oral surgeon. Unlike March 2020, however, the American Dental Association is not currently recommending postponement of dental visits. Medical providers and staff have had a great deal of training since the initial outbreak. Procedures are in place, personal protective equipment such as masks, goggles, and face shields are widely available and in use, and patients are more aware of their role in ensuring a safe dental visit.
According to ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., “Dental care should continue during the pandemic because dentistry is essential health care,” Dr. Klemmedson said. “In March, we didn’t have then what we have now — specific guidance. I know this guidance works.” Dr, Klemmedson said that there is no documented transmission of COVID-19 in a clinical dental setting to date.
If you would like information on the safety procedures we have in place or the services we provide at Oral & Facial Surgery please feel free to contact us.