Our priority is the health and safety of our patients while providing the highest quality dental care.
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we go through our daily activities and take important precautions. We want you to know that we are taking every precaution ourselves to continue to service patients in a completely safe and hygienic clinical environment.
Rolling Oaks Dental is very serious about ensuring our clinic meets the latest guidance from the CDC and WHO on hygiene and sterilization protocols. Specific steps we are taking include:
- Disinfecting and sanitizing public areas of the clinic repeatedly throughout the day.
- No waiting in the waiting room. Simply fill out any new patient forms online before your appointment.
- When you arrive at the clinic you will be taken to a sterile treatment room.
- Each treatment room is sterilized after each patient.
- Of course your dentist and any dental assistants wear masks and gloves that are changed after each patient.
- We are not treating any patients with any possible symptoms or potential contact or recent travel history.
For our patients, we want you to stay safe and healthy. Here are some general tips on how to avoid contact with any possible contagion of this virus.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, including between your fingers and underneath your nails. Handwashing is considered the best way to remove germs and dirt, and hand sanitizers should be used only when hand-washing is not available. The hand sanitizers should be at least 60 percent alcohol to be effective.
- Avoid handshaking and high-fives.
- Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you feel sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue then put the tissue in the trash, or use the crook of your elbow if a tissue isn’t available
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household disinfectant cleaning spray or wipe. Clean cell and desk phones, computer keyboards, door handles, and work surfaces often.
- Face masks are not considered an effective way to prevent someone from catching a virus unless you have close, frequent contact with a sick person; however, they are an option for sick people to use to keep from spreading the virus.
- Avoid travel to areas that have been designated high-risk areas because of multiple verified cases of Corona Individuals are encouraged to avoid large gatherings. This includes, but is not limited to concerts, plays, sporting events, gymnasiums, dances, and restaurants. Recreation activities that can be practiced in private are encouraged. This virus spreads by person-to-person transmission just like the flu, so limiting human contact can help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
- We should be practicing social distancing now that we have known cases in San Antonio, to minimize the spread of the virus. When we stay away from many people we deprive the virus the opportunity to move from one person to another. What does that mean in everyday actions?
- Avoid gathering in public places.
- Get your exercise outside rather than in a space with groups of people.
- Take advantage of grocery delivery and pick-up services or shop when it is less crowded. Keep 6 -10 feet away from other people.
- Avoid handshakes, hugs, and kisses.
Stay safe and healthy and know that we are here to service you for all of your dental needs is a highly sanitized clinic.