We have been back to caring for dental patients since May 4, 2020, after our governor lifted the closure of dental offices due to the new COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to take temperatures and screen patients prior to entry into the treatment rooms. Patients wear masks when in our dental office.
Signs posted on exterior and interior doors remind visitors of prevention and safety. Hand sanitization stations are available, and we disinfect public surfaces multiple times daily.
For the safety of all patients and staff, only one patient or household group is allowed the reception area at a time.
Dr. Mark Venincasa, his dental assistant Estela, and his dental hygienist Sandra, wear face shields, surgical gowns, and surgical masks to maintain safety for patients. High-volume suction used during treatment dramatically reduces aerosols, and our normal high level of sanitization and sterilization has been maintained within the treatment areas.
This level of environmental and clinical safety is not new to Dr. Mark. As he began his dental school training in 1982, there was a new awareness concerning HIV/AIDS, and in preventing its transmission. As a result, Dr. Mark has been accustomed to this higher level of care and concern for disease transmission and infection.
Learn more about our ongoing safety procedures by reading Dr. Mark’s blog.