March - CORONAVIRUS - How to Protect Your Health

CORONAVIRUS

How to protect your health

COVID-19, the coronavirus, is all over the news, the country and the world.

Dr. Green's office's infection control policies surpass all government regulations. We sterilize all instruments in an autoclave and wipe down all surfaces after each patient encounter. All materials that are not sterilized are discarded in the trash. We have placed dispensers of hand sanitizer throughout the office and we encourage all patients and visitors to use them. 

Personally, we wash and sanitize our hands before and after each patient encounter. We also request that anyone who may have a cold or flu like symptoms to please reschedule their appointment. 

Our commitment is to your health both dentally and physically. 

James Robb at UC San Diego, one of the first molecular virologists to study the genes of the coronavirus, believes the pandemic in the U.S. will become more widespread in the upcoming weeks and months.

Precautions that Dr. Robb and the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommend are the same as for any cold, flu or pneumonia during influenza season:

The coronavirus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. When they land on surfaces, they are infectious for 3 days or MORE on average. The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or if someone coughs or sneezes directly in your face. So avoid touching your eyes, face, mouth and nose. FACE MASKS are not needed if you are healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at our office. 973-228-0252.

Dr. Green and Staff have been updating our infection control policies and systems every other year through Continuing Education with the New York State Department of Health.

Author
Michelle Bivins Michelle Bivins Michelle has been a part of Dr. Gary Green's marketing team for nearly 3 years. With a background in advertising and healthcare marketing, she is a welcome addition to Dr. Green's team. In addition to assisting with the website, Michelle is Dr. Green's publicist writing press releases for the many community outreach activities Dr. Green participates in from the Caldwell Street Fair to his dental seminars at senior centers throughout West Essex county. Many of Dr. Green's outreach activities have been chronicled in the local newspapers. Michelle also writes and sends out electronic newsletters to Dr. Green's patients, the local media and community members. Michelle has established a strong presence for Dr. Green on several social media platforms including facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. With the addition of blogging, Michelle hopes to tackle those questions that patients would like to ask and highlight some of the popular trends in dentistry.

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