We take pride in the fact that our safety and infection control protocols have always surpassed the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the CDC.
Patient and team safety is the utmost top priority at Milford Dental Excellence.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the infection control procedures we have always practiced at our office, we will be following, and once again exceeding, the ADA and CDC guidelines with these new strategies that will allow our office to continue its legacy of safety:
- We have removed most of the waiting room chairs in order to practice safe distancing and removed all children’s toys, magazines, and brochures.
- We have installed a plexiglass shield at the front desk for additional protection of patients and staff.
- We have purchased equipment that will help with disinfection and purification of the office.
- You will notice many new hand sanitizer stands for patient usage.
- We also have air purifiers in each treatment room.
- In treatment rooms, we may utilize a device that removes aerosols in the treatment area while we are working, in addition to our use of the high-speed suction.
As always, we at Milford Dental Excellence will provide you with the highest possible quality of care. Our protocols for sterilization and disinfection will provide a safe environment for not only our patients but for our team as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
When it is time for your next appointment, you may see some additional changes for patient and staff safety, along with our already strict infection control protocols:
- We will call with a COVID pre-screening questionnaire 48-72 hours prior to your appointment, which will be given again upon arrival at your appointment
- When arriving for your appointment, you may wait in your vehicle and check-in by texting (513) 472-0623. We will let you know if your treatment room is ready for your entry.
- No additional guests may attend the appointment with the patient (with the exception of those needing special assistance determined on a case-by-case basis). If requested, one parent will be allowed into the operatory with our youngest patients.
- Patient’s temperature will be taken upon arrival
- You are invited to use the hand sanitizer readily available throughout the office
- Please arrive wearing a mask, if you don’t come in with a face covering, one will be provided to you. Our staff will let you know when it is appropriate to remove it.
To make an appointment, please call our office at 513-831-1446 or click here to request an appointment.
How Do I Avoid COVID-19?
As there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2, preventing being exposed to the virus is the only protection currently available.
How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
Transmission of the virus tends to happen from person to person. This ordinarily occurs through respiratory droplets from speaking, coughing, or sneezing while in close contact (within 6′) of other people. These drops can come into the body by way of the mouth, eyes, or nose, and may also cause infection when inhaled directly into the lungs.
Please keep in mind that people do not have to be displaying symptoms in order to be contagious.
COVID-19 can also be caught by touching surfaces where respiratory droplets have landed.
How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
The best ways to keep yourself safe from COVID-19 are as follows:
- Practice social distancing. Be sure to maintain a distance of six feet from other people while in public spaces.
- You should wash your hands frequently, and make sure you are using the correct hand-washing technique.
- If you have no access to soap, use hand sanitizer consisting of at least sixty percent alcohol.
- Try not to touch your mouth, nose, or eyes without having washed your hands prior.
- You should wear a mask when out in public.
- Always cover your mouth in the event that you cough or sneeze.
- Surfaces of your home should be disinfected and cleaned regularly.
Do I have COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms can be mild or severe. If you think you might have symptoms, check your temperature. COVID-19 symptoms consist of:
- Difficulty breathing
- Body aches and/or muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Vomiting and/or nausea
- Runny nose/congestion
What people are most at risk?
While COVID-19 may result in severe complications for anyone, those who are in the most danger are people who are over 65 years old as well as people who have any preexisting medical conditions, including the following:
- Lung disease or asthma
- People who have immunodeficiencies
- Serious heart conditions
- Liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- People who are severely overweight