COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Helping to Ensure Patient Safety

COVID-19 Vaccination Benefits

With the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines, it is important to consider getting administered and checking to make sure that your healthcare professionals and staff have been administered the vaccine as well. Controlling the spread of this virus is most important, and utilizing all the proper protocols is the first step to ensure patient and practitioner safety. Along with masks, protective barriers, social distancing, and now multiple vaccinations, people can now utilize more resources than ever to help stay protected.

 

Safety Protocols in the Dental Office Prove to be Effective

It has been documented and reported that increased safety protocols within the dental office setting have significantly helped in reducing the spread of coronavirus to patients and staff. The American Dental Association has fabricated many procedural instructions from utilizing protective barriers to donning and doffing proper PPE. As dental practices adapt and practice these procedures, ensuring patient safety is at an all-time high. Now, with the introduction to an increasingly more readily available vaccine, patients can be reassured that they are as protected as possible.

 

Why Visit the Dentist Now?

Due to the perceived safety concerns surrounding the pandemic, many people are postponing appointments with their dentists. This ultimately can lead to more harm. As Americans put off routine dental check-ups or possible treatment, they are negatively contributing to their oral health which can result in significant problems if and when they do decide to return to the dentist. With mandated practice protocols in place to effectively eliminate the possible exposure and transmission of coronavirus, patients can feel at ease coming to the office to prevent oral health negligence. It is recommended to contact your dental practice and ask what necessary steps they are taking to ensure the health of their patients.

Author
Zachary Rifkin DDS Zachary Rifkin, DDS, is a dentistry practitioner specializing in cosmetic dentistry. In 2018, he joined the family business to become part of the team at the Rifkin Dental Group in Atlanta, Georgia. He strives to revolutionize cosmetic and restorative dental care and places a strong focus on implant replacement systems. Dr. Rifkin graduated in 2016 from medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a general practice residency in 2017 at Bellevue Hospital Center (now NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue) in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. He trained in the Maxi Implant Course, a subsidiary of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He then continued his education with Advanced Dental Implant Studies, a think-tank of advanced implantologists from all over the country. He is currently working on obtaining his associate fellowship certification with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

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