Even as more individuals are vaccinated and pandemic restrictions continue to ease, it is still perfectly understandable for people to wonder about the safety and risk level of services and businesses that require close contact, including dental offices. Fortunately, many dental practices like ours, Pasadena Dental Aesthetics, very quickly began taking extraordinary precautions after the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in order to provide necessary dental treatment while minimizing the risk of spreading the virus among both patients and staff. It is also important to note that a study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded that, in comparison with other kinds of popular services, a visit to the dentist’s office actually offered one of the best risk-benefit profiles.
The MIT study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, examined 26 business categories to evaluate metrics including crowdedness and necessity of the service. The goal was to determine, by comparison, which businesses potentially posed a lower risk of virus transmission and offered the most essential service (risk/benefit ratio). Dental offices, banks, and colleges/universities ranked near the top based on necessity and whether it was worth taking the risk in order to obtain that particular service. Click here to find more details about the MIT study.
Our experienced dentist, Dr. Arash Azarbal, and the entire team here at Pasadena Dental Aesthetics are focused on providing each and every one of our patients with the safest experience and the best possible care. We have employed numerous additional safety precautions, in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and public health authorities, on top of our already strict measures for sterilization and infection control throughout the office. By wearing masks, following social distancing precautions, sanitizing frequently, and taking other steps to limit the risk of spreading dangerous pathogens such as the novel coronavirus at our office, we strive to provide our patients with the safe environment necessary to obtain the dental care they need.
If you have questions about the measures we are taking to mitigate COVID-19 risks at our office, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.