COVID-19 Information Page for Coastal Endodontics
Here at Coastal Endodontics we are actively monitoring the emerging and rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. We are staying up to date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health departments. We have safeguards in place to protect our patients and our team members and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we are asking patients experiencing flu-like symptoms to call and reschedule their appointments. Below we have provided some other information and resources to assist you.
What we do at Coastal Endodontics to Protect Your Safety & Our Staff
We have always had the highest standards in infection control. Our highly trained and experienced staff take every precaution, beyond that of OSHA’s standard guidelines, to ensure the safety of our community.
- Staff are screened daily for symptoms of illness in themselves and their families.
- Patients are screened telephonically before arrival and again upon arrival for the same questions as the staff:
- Have you or your family been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Have you or your family members had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat in the past 72 hours?
- Have you or your close family traveled domestically or internationally in the last 14 days?
- “Yes” responses are asked to reschedule after the 14 day isolation period.
- All treatment rooms and equipment are thoroughly disinfected after each patient.
- Patients of record can reach us telephonically and we will address your dental concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What general precautions should you take as a patient?
- The American Dental Association has published tips on staying healthy. Visit https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/i/infection-control
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Stay at home if you’re sick including, flu, coughing, runny nose, congestion, sneezing etc.
- Check for Coronavirus Symptoms.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.