COVID-19 Safety Protocols: Putting Our Patients First

We have been caring for dental patients since May 4, 2020, after our governor lifted the closure of dental offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As the pandemic has weakened considerably, we do not require patients to wear masks in our office. However, should patients feel sick or have a more persistent cough, we ask them to schedule at a later time. We do want to maintain a healthy environment within the dental office for everyone. 

Signs posted interiorly remind visitors of prevention and safety. Hand sanitization stations are available. With all the variants related to this coronavirus, it is wise to be mindful and logical. 

Dr. Mark Venincasa, his dental assistant Estela, and his dental hygienist Sandra, wear face shields, surgical gowns, and surgical masks when needed 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.