Dentists And Coronavirus: Is It Safe To See The Dentist During COVID-19? 

Wondering if it’s safe to see a dentist like Dr. Troy Babb for routine dental care in Pineville, Kingsville, and the surrounding areas? 

At Pineville Family Dentistry, we’re taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously, and we’ve implemented a wide variety of precautions to help our patients and staff stay safe as we re-open and begin to offer routine dental care like teeth cleanings. Read on, and learn more about how we’re protecting your health at our office. 

Social Distancing At Our Office

We have implemented social distancing best practices at our office, and reconfigured our waiting room to provide at least 6 feet of space between each individual. We ask that you come to your appointment alone if possible, to reduce the number of people in our waiting area.

In addition, we are doing our best to space out our patient appointments more evenly and see fewer patients per day to reduce the number of people in our office at any given time.

Our team will also be providing pre-appointment questionnaires to ensure that our patients have not been in an area with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure, and do not show any possible symptoms of infection.

Infection Control Procedures & Best Practices

We have always followed all appropriate CDC, OSHA, and ADA guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting operatories and treatment areas at our office. We have also introduced further infection control procedures and best practices, such as leaving all used PPE in the operatory where it was used until it’s disposed of or sanitized. This reduces the risk of spreading infectious illnesses between patients.

Beyond the practices we’re implementing in our operatories, we are also cleaning common surfaces more frequently to prevent the spread of pathogens. Doorknobs, countertops, bathrooms, seating areas, and other such areas will be cleaned and disinfected using EPA-registered cleaning products that will destroy all viruses and bacteria present on the surface.

PPE For All Staff Members

All of our front office staff will be wearing PPE such as masks and glasses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, and our dental staff members have been equipped with N95 masks, face shields, and other PPE to protect them and prevent the potential spread of viruses and bacteria.

If possible, we ask that patients follow suit and wear masks to their appointments, keeping them on until they enter the operatory and begin receiving care from one of our dental team members. This will help preserve the safety of our staff and our other patients.

Come To Pineville Family Dentistry To Get The Care You Need! 

Dr. Troy Babb and our team of dental professionals are always here to help you get the dental care you need in Camp Beauregard, Beausheen, and Legacy Point. We are taking as many precautions as we can to keep you and our team members safe, and to provide expert dental care even during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Do you have questions about our safety procedures? Need more information? Interested in an appointment? You can contact us online or give us a call at (318) 704-5757 to get all the answers you need.