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COVID 19: How dentists are keeping patients safe

COVID 19: How dentists are keeping patients safe

Two kids having fun and wearing medical eyeglasses during visit to dentist office

Have you taken the kids back to the dentist since the pandemic hit? If no, then it’s probably time to reacquaint them with the dental chair. We asked PDG Dentistry to give us some insights into the “new normal” and how they are keeping clients safe.

A child enjoys the pediatric dental waiting room

The dental community has been through a lot over the last few months, and PDG Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is excited to be open and serving the community with high-quality service in a safe environment.

Their offices follow infection control recommendations made by local and national health agencies, and are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Five ways PDG is keeping its patients safe

A child wears a mask to the dentist office

1. Communication & screening before your visit

PDG contacts you before your appointment for a preliminary screening and again including a temperature check when you visit in person.

2. Super clean environment

PDG adheres to WorkSafeBC guidelines with respect to the two-step cleaning routine (clean and disinfect) of all their high traffic areas throughout the day.

3. Infection Control Training and PPE

All PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and disinfection protocols have been upgraded and staff had also gone through Infection Control training. All clinical staff are required to wear gloves, surgical mask and eyewear (prescription or clinical grade).

4. Minimal distractions

For now, there are no magazines, children’s toys as those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. You will also see Plexi-glass in reception and limited people in the clinic.

5. Physical distancing

Appointments are staggered to allow for physical distancing between patients to avoid groupings in the reception area at any one time.

>> Read the full PDG COVID Safety plan

PDG Dental goals are to provide care that exceeds the expectations of patients and families. Believing that all children deserve quality dental care in a fun, safe, upbeat environment is what drives them forward every day.

This post is sponsored by PDG Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

PDG Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is recognized for offering excellent dental services from the heart in a friendly environment. We are proud to provide the convenience to have all dental treatments for kids and teens in one place.

PDG is proud of our amazing team of dedicated and highly skilled dental professionals. Our doctors are Board Certified Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry and Specialist in Orthodontics, with a legacy of providing compassionate, gentle care for thousands of families in Vancouver, Richmond, Delta/Surrey and Coquitlam for over 45 years.

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