Going back to the dentist after COVID-19: how does it work?
Since June 1st, a good chunk of Quebec’s dental health clinics have reopened, following the new guidelines of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec. This gradual resuming of activities doesn’t come without its fair share of questions, and with reason. Dentist and COVID-19, how does it work?
Order of treatments
In a medical field such as dentistry, appointments will not resume on a “first in first out” basis, as in the customers having waited the longest will be seen first. Treatments will be done by order of priority, urgent procedures taking priority over routine cleanings, for example.
Appointments will be made by phone or electronically only, and a questionnaire will need to be taken beforehand in order to rule out any possibility of infection.
It will be important to break the habit, if you have it, of arriving 10-15 minutes before your appointment. Indeed, to avoid overcrowding the waiting room, you will need to arrive at the exact time of your appointment, and we strongly recommend you bring and wear your own mask. Masks will be provided if you don’t have one. Also, we will ask you to wash your hands on arrival. Additionally, maintaining proper social distancing will be in order.
During the procedure
At Clinique Dentaire Champlain, our seasoned dentists are used to practice in a sterile environment and know by heart all procedures to control infections, so there is nothing to worry about on this end, no matter the service offered. Before starting however, we will ask of you to rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
After the procedure
Once the procedure is done, we will ask you to wash your hands before leaving the room. For the settling of your bill, contactless payment methods will be prioritized.
The new guidelines associated with the current pandemic are put in place to ensure the safety of you and our employees. These include wearing additional personal protective equipment that needs to be regularly replaced. These measures incur then additional costs. If we bill you more than before, know that Clinique Dentaire Champlain only does it to maximise the safety of each and everyone of us.
In conclusion, we can see that the dentist and COVID-19, it can work!
Contact us now to book an appointment, it will be our pleasure to gently offer you a superior quality service.