2020 taught us to expect the unexpected, to go with the flow and most of all to have patience. We enter this New Year with lessons learned from the tumult that 2020 threw our way.
Because of Covid-19, we have had to make a few changes that you may or may not notice in our office. The safety of our patients and staff has always been our priority and even more so now during this time.
We follow CDC and Bermuda Dental Board guidelines and recommendations.
We ask that you arrive on time and alone for your appointment.
If you have travelled, been in contact with someone who has travelled, or you’re having any symptoms of the coronavirus, we ask that you call us to reschedule.
We thank you for your understanding and want you to be assured that your safety is our primary concern.
Aleesha M. Maybury DDS
What can I expect when I come for a dental appointment?
Our safety and health procedures are guided by science, the Bermuda Government mandates and the CDC guidelines on COVID-19 safety.
- We ask patients their current COVID status, their contact history with known COVID positive patients
- We ask patients to come masked and alone so there will be no groups in our waiting room area.
- Our receptionist will take your temperature and check for elevated body temperature.
- Our new scheduling policy incorporates extra time for full sanitisation before and after each appointment.
- We disinfect all equipment and surfaces and fog the treatment rooms to sanitise the facility.
- Our dental team wears appropriate PPE ( gowns, shields and masks)
How does the coronavirus spread?
- The virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, or 2 arm lengths).
- It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.
- These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
- Droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
- It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes). In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk
Have health and safety questions or concerns for your dental appointment? Call us at 292-0107 or send us a note in the contact form below: