New COVID-19 Study Released
Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists. 2020
According to the study in JADA, fewer than one percent of dentists in the U.S. were found to be COVID-19 positive. This is very good news for dentists and patients. This means that dentists implementing heightened infection control and paying increased attention to patient and dental team safety is working. Dentists were assumed to be at high risk for contracting COVID-19 because of their proximity with patients and aerosol-generating procedures. And yet, the data shows an extremely low infection rate.
The extremely low infection rate supports the effectiveness of the recommendations from the ADA and CDC in helping to keep the dental team and their patients as safe as possible. The bottom line is, the dental profession has taken this issue extremely seriously, and it shows.
”In light of the extreme revelations from the ADA study, there is no better time than now to encourage patients to schedule a visit," adds Dr. Boghosian (President of the Illinois State Dental Society). "Resuming regular dental visits is important because treatment, as well as prevention of cavities and other issues, helps keep people healthy."
View the complete ADA release at www.ada.org
Our Response And Newly Enacted Guidelines
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (847) 680-1030.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Cloe, Kennedy and Staff
Our mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. We are a team dedicated to improving and maintaining your oral health. Whether you are looking for preventative care, restorative treatment or cosmetic dentistry, we are here for you. We are here to ensure that you will love your teeth.
We offer a broad array of services. Our team has the professional experience to realize that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all treatment, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental plan.
We provide quality and personalized oral health care while keeping your individuality in mind. Our goal is to improve and maintain your oral health so you can smile with confidence.
Whether you have misshapen, crooked, stained, or chipped teeth our cosmetic dentists can treat you using the latest techniques and the finest materials.
Efficient preventative care is key to having a healthy smile. Consistent checkups will allow our team to diagnose oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay before they spread and become a problem.
Teeth can become stained from the foods we eat and drink. A great way to bring back the brilliance and radiance of your smile is with Teeth Whitening treatments. At-home whitening custom trays are an available options.
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