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Dentist
« on: May 26, 2020, 03:10:29 AM »
Has your dental office re-opened?

If so, are you thrilled with both your dentist and their staff?

What type of new virus-related precautions are they taking?

Are they accepting new patients?

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 09:34:06 AM »
I just went for my cleaning at Sean Yu's office. Everybody had a gown, mask, eye protection. They told me they have a patient shield being delivered soon. From their description it sounds like a clear plastic box with arm inserts like they use with NICU babies who need isolation.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 09:38:56 AM »
I just went for my cleaning at Sean Yu's office. Everybody had a gown, mask, eye protection. They told me they have a patient shield being delivered soon. From their description it sounds like a clear plastic box with arm inserts like they use with NICU babies who need isolation.

imagine already being nervous going to the dentist and adding a little claustrophobia to top it off

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 10:35:15 AM »
I just went for my cleaning at Sean Yu's office. Everybody had a gown, mask, eye protection. They told me they have a patient shield being delivered soon. From their description it sounds like a clear plastic box with arm inserts like they use with NICU babies who need isolation.

I'm familiar with this product for dental isolation: https://www.zyris.com/ Demand is high so Dentists are having to wait a few weeks.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 11:45:58 AM »

imagine already being nervous going to the dentist and adding a little claustrophobia to top it off
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Yeah, if it's the aerosol box, I'd decline if it was an option. Too claustrophobic for me.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 12:47:41 PM »
I just went for my cleaning at Sean Yu's office. Everybody had a gown, mask, eye protection. They told me they have a patient shield being delivered soon. From their description it sounds like a clear plastic box with arm inserts like they use with NICU babies who need isolation.

I'm familiar with this product for dental isolation: https://www.zyris.com/ Demand is high so Dentists are having to wait a few weeks.

I've used plastic box shields in the hospital for intubations and they suck. Very difficult to maneuver/manipulate/visualize a patient's airway. I prefer using a PAPR (space suit with filtered positive pressure air supply) and a video scope. I'm sure a dentist would have the same issues using a plastic box shield. That Zyris product looks like a better solution.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 05:58:17 AM »
I just went for my cleaning at Sean Yu's office. Everybody had a gown, mask, eye protection. They told me they have a patient shield being delivered soon. From their description it sounds like a clear plastic box with arm inserts like they use with NICU babies who need isolation.

I am surprised that your dentist is scheduling hygienist appointments at this time -- especially since some dental offices have not yet re-opened.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2020, 07:04:45 AM »
I feel like there's a decent amount of dentists open.
Both of mine are doing the call when you arrive, wait in the car, text/call when your room is ready, mask required, and mouth rinse.
The pediatric one is no parents allowed unless your kid is too young and needs you.

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Re: Dentist
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2020, 09:43:59 AM »
Same, both ortho and dentists are now seeing patients with enhanced safety protocols.
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Re: Dentist
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 06:47:49 PM »
I give dentists a lot of credit. All that drilling, aerosol contamination, and close proximity puts them at high risk for covid.  I hope they have stringent cleaning protocols and a high level of PPE.

 

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