Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
When evaluating a patient to determine if they should be seen for emergency care, what other items should we review with them?
Once you have determined the patient is in need of emergency care, you must screen the patient to reduce disease exposure risk to you and your staff.
Once you have determined the patient is in need of emergency care, you must screen the patient to reduce disease exposure risk to you and your staff. Ask the patient over the telephone or telehealth platform if they:
If a patient passes these screening questions and will be seen in the office, but plans to bring a driver, remind the patient that the driver should remain outside the office. Obtain the driver’s phone number in order to notify them that the patient is ready to leave. If a parent, guardian or caretaker must accompany a patient to the appointment, be certain they comply with social distancing rules in the waiting area.
As current guidance suggests that community transmission rates are high and asymptomatic persons potentially carry and transmit COVID-19, dental offices should take additional steps to protect patients and staff as described in this document.