MIAMI (PRWEB) May 15, 2020
For patients who have gone to see Andy Gaertner, D.M.D, in the past, they will have seen the infection control processes that the office has always had in place. After being allowed to re-open during the current pandemic, they have put some new protocols in place. The goal is to ensure that patients and staff are as safe and comfortable as possible while going through their dental exams and treatments.
The new protocols that Dr. Gaertner has put into place were done following the recommendations of the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Dr. Gaertner and his staff follow these recommendations closely to ensure that they are up to date on any new rulings and guidelines that are recommended for public health.
In addition to their normal infection control procedures, some of the new protocols that have been put into place include all patients answering screening questions while making their appointment over the phone and then answering the same questions again before they are allowed to enter the office.
Staff members will also greet patients in the waiting room, where they will check the individual’s temperature. Only 2 patients are allowed at the same time in the waiting room. There will also be hand sanitizer available in the office, which patients will be asked to use. The staff will be wearing personal protective equipment, and it is recommended that patients wear masks as they enter and leave the office building. Air purifiers have been installed to reduce the chances of patients and staff coming in contact with airborne pollutants, including the COVID-19 virus.
The number of patients allowed in the office at one time will be reduced to ensure that social distancing guidelines are enforced and to reduce contact with various surfaces throughout the space. If patients have any questions about the new protocols that have been put into place, Dr. Gaertner and his team are more than happy to answer them.
Dr. Gaertner and the Bliss Dental Team know that putting off dental care can lead to a wide variety of issues. To ensure that patients are getting proper care and taking care of their teeth, they have re-opened their office and added new protocols to increase safety and reduce the risks of being infected with the coronavirus, by maintaining optimal oral health.
Dr. Gaertner and his team are committed to providing the highest quality dental care to all of their patients. They have comprehensive solutions for any patient need that might arise, and they provide solutions to improve patient health and make their smile as dazzling as possible.
The new infection control protocols that have been put into place enhance those that Dr. Gaertner and his staff have always practiced. Times have changed, and new viruses threaten the safety of everyone’s health. However, by following the guidelines, maintaining the proper distance between individuals, and wearing protective equipment, it’s possible to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19, while at the same time getting all dental needs taken care of.
Dr. Gaertner is accepting appointments for both new and established patients. They are looking forward to seeing people again, and they are sure that the new processes they have put in place will keep everyone safe and comfortable. To ensure an individual is taking proper care of their teeth, they should contact the office today.
If you're in the Kendall area of Miami, call 305-274-6500 or visit our website at https://blissdentalmiami.com to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gaertner, D.M.D.