Not sure if it’s safe to see the dentist during the COVID-19 outbreak? At the office of Priti Naik, DDS, we’re taking every step we can to protect you and your family during your next visit to our office. Read on to learn more, and see how we’re keeping you safe while you get the dental care you need in Vienna, Tysons Corner, and Mclean.
First, we’re conducting pre-screenings for all patients. Our CDC-recommended questionnaire includes questions about symptoms you may have experienced within the last 14 days, such as loss of smell, fever, or respiratory issues that may indicate COVID-19 infection. We’ll also ask about your recent travel habits and whether or not you’ve been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
When you arrive at our office, you’ll stay in your car and give us a call. When we’re ready to see you, you’ll come into our office right away.
We ask that you wear a face covering and come alone unless you require assistance getting into and out of our office, or you’re supervising a minor.
This helps us ensure proper social distancing, which is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
All patients will rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide before treatment. Hydrogen peroxide has been shown to be highly effective at killing COVID-19 coronavirus, so this helps protect your health and the health of our dental team members.
We have always worn PPE like masks, glasses, and gloves. Now, we are also wearing face shields, gowns, and shoe/head coverings when necessary during patient care appointments. We may look a little bit different during your appointment, but you’ll still get the same great dental care!
We have invested in high-quality air purifiers in our office to remove most airborne particles including viruses, which helps provide patients and staff with cleaner, healthier air.
In addition, we are using intraoral suction devices during patient care appointments to reduce aerosol splatter, which helps prevent the airborne spread of COVID-19 and similar infectious diseases.
Our team has always followed CDC, ADA, and OSHA protocols to clean and disinfect patient areas, but now we are enhancing our cleaning routines even further, wiping down and disinfecting all surfaces throughout the day and following other recommended best practices.
Our team is also wiping down and disinfecting commonly-touched surfaces like counters, chairs, tables, doorknobs, and bathrooms regularly to ensure your safety.
Dr. Priti Naik is here to provide you with the dental care you need in Vienna, Tysons Corner, and McLean. If you’re overdue for a teeth cleaning or another dental appointment in the area, don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (703) 288-1800 to schedule an appointment right away and get the help you need.