Saturday, March 21, 2020

Infection Control

Dear Patient,

We want to take another opportunity to update you on the precautions we have always taken at our office to ensure your health and ours.  

Dentistry has always been greatly invested in infection control procedures and sterilization. We continue to employ the most up-to-date procedures at Apex Dental Group to stay safe. As a team, we continue to monitor ourselves and our family for symptoms of the Coronavirus. We are all healthy and we are here to assist you with dental emergencies.

What can you do as a patient during this time? 
  • Keep monitoring yourself at home for fever, dry cough, chest discomfort or shortness of breath.
  • Call for medical help if needed. 
  • Wipe handles, doorknobs and anything you come in contact with on a frequent basis. 
  • Use a Clorox bleach solution to disinfect surfaces. Use this where you can to conserve disinfectant wipes and sanitizer. 
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer as needed – save for when you go out.
When you must go out for groceries and medicine, practice social distancing, keeping as much distance from others. Be mindful of anything you touch. 

Be sure to take care of yourself during this time. Stress and anxiety can reduce the immune system so don’t forget to exercise, eat well and get a good night’s sleep. You can try something new such as cooking a new recipe or take long walks and enjoy the fresh air. Whatever you and your family choose, keeping up with your habits of flossing and staying in tune with your oral health helps us all. 

Dr. Kitzmiller remains available to treat dental emergencies as needed. We continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and observe CDC, ADA and NC Dental Society recommendations.  As new information becomes available to us, we will keep all of our patients informed.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook @ApexDentalGroupNC and our website and Instagram

Websites for learning more open in a new window:

Center for Disease Control and prevention

American Dental Association

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