Day: May 19, 2020

A Dentist And A Hygienist Describe How COVID-19 Disrupts Even Routine Teeth Cleanings | KCUR 89.3

Dental offices across Kansas closed for more than a month to make sure they weren’t using up critical personal protective equipment needed at hospitals.

Now many are beginning to clean molars and bicuspids again.

Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service spoke with David Lawlor, a dentist, and Julie Martin, the president of the Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association, to find out what you can expect when you go and how they’re trying to keep patients and employees safe.


The interviews were performed separately. The questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.


Kansas News Service: What are the expectations for getting back up and running?

David Lawlor: We’ve been pushing patients back for six weeks. I think at first people originally we’re trying to do their best to deal with it. If it’s something I can put off for a while I will. But

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California dentist offices are reopening. Are they safe?

After nearly two months of shuttered offices or emergency-only work, California and Sacramento dentists are reopening this week to more patients.

That puts dental offices squarely on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and poses serious questions for patients, dental employees and dentists:

How safe is a dental visit? What precautions are needed? Should some patients wait a few more weeks before going in?

Dental offices involve close contact that produces aerosol particles that can carry the virus. That said, both the state Department of Public Health and the California Dental Association last week signaled to dentists they can ramp up with patient loads, if they follow coronavirus-safety guidelines.

It means dental office visits are going to be notably different now than they were a few months ago. Here is at look at the issues and likely changes:

What are dental offices now allowed to do?

That is up

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Maine dentist visits will look different as offices reopen

Starting Monday, going to the dentist will look a little different. Before you arrive, in many cases, you’ll have to fill out an online form. Then when you arrive you’ll have to answer these four questions, and then you will be met by an office worker to take your temperature. “Today is an optional reopening for dental practices, it is not mandatory,” Dr. Brad Rand said. As the reopening process starts, Rand said safety is the main priority. “There is a difference between being safe and feeling safe, you can be one or both,” Rand said. “I would say that patients are going to be safe at your dental offices.” Many offices WMTW News 8 spoke with who were open told us they were booked up with appointments, while others are staying closed and are only opened for emergencies. But a visit to the dentist’s office won’t look quite like … Read More

A Trip to the Dentist

I went to the dentist today, the first day (I think) that Park Dental has been open at its Downtown Duluth location in the Medical Arts Building. There is a Park Dental location near my workplace, but I have an affection for running errands downtown, normally.

So much has changed — for starters, the waiting room has no coffee tables, no magazines, no children’s books. There used to be free coffee, no more. There was a sneeze guard, a plexiglass shield, separating me from the staff as I checked in, signing papers verifying my health and acknowledging the risks of COVID in dental work. I was given a mask (I had left mine in the car, because you can’t wear a mask to a tooth cleaning. But of course, the waiting room, the waiting room.

As I entered, I was asked to wash my hands. I was given a Dixie

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