Protective gear, hand sanitiser, and a specialised mouthwash are just some of the things you can expect next time you visit a dentist at a Coastal Dental Care clinic.
The local company has adapted to the current challenges by implementing a number of new measures to keep patients and staff safe.
Mermaid Beach Practice Manager Candy McMullen told myGC the organisation was quick to respond to COVID-19.
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“Because we have so many practices along the southern coast, our head office team knew we had to act fast. They ordered everything that they needed for the practices so that we could have everything in place for COVID-19,” she said.
The new safety measures include hand sanitiser upon arrival, social distancing in the waiting rooms and throughout the practice, and all patients will be asked to do a mouth rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution.
Ms McMullen told myGC staff also have access to full PPE (personal protective equipment).
“If we have a patient that is high risk, or a patient that asks us to wear the PPE, we are equipped and can put it on so that patient feels comfortable whilst being in the practice,” she said.
In addition, when a patient makes or confirms an appointment, staff will ask health-related questions as part of a COVID screening.
Learn more about Coastal Dental Care’s new safety measures in the video below:
For more information on Coastal Dental Care, and their safety measures, visit: coastaldentalcare.com.au/