COVID-19 has changed a multitude of things in healthcare, including safety procedures in dentistry. At HomeTown Dental Sycamore, we are committed to the safety of our dentists and our patients. It is essential to follow the CDC‘s safety guidelines to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Above all, every dentist in Sycamore is dedicated to providing safe dental work to patients. 


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Dentistry

As our dental offices reopen for service, we want to ensure that our patients and team are safe. Since COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets, both dentists and patients must follow correct PPE safety protocols and safety procedures. Dental offices have already been using numerous safety precautions before COVID-19, so you can rest assured that you’ll be safe during your appointment.


Understanding PPE Safety 

PPE, or Personal Protection Equipment, is wearable safety equipment such as face coverings, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves, all of which are recommended for dentists to wear. At our dental offices, we ensure that PPE gear is used, cleaned and disposed of properly. We also recommend that patients wear a face mask into the facility, only to be taken off during dental work. 


How We Are Keeping You Safe 

We proactively communicate safety guidelines to our staff and patients. We must know which steps to take if a patient with COVID-19 symptoms enters our facility. Patients are also encouraged to prioritize emergency dental work and do not pursue dental work if they have symptoms of COVID-19. By following CDC and PPE protocols and disinfecting frequently, we’re keeping you safe during your visit. 


When visiting a dentist in Sycamore, it is recommended to follow safety guidelines set forth by your dentist. The most critical thing dentists and patients can do is to follow proper safety guidelines and report any symptoms of COVID-19. HomeTown Dental is dedicated to providing dental services while keeping the health and safety of everyone a priority. Schedule your safe dental appointment today! 


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