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As dentist offices open back up, what does ‘The dentist will see you now’ really mean?

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, what exactly does “the dentist will see you now” mean?

Dentistry is classified as “high-risk” in aerosol production, and you can see that when Atlantic Dental Care’s Dr. Dan Barton, D.D.S. cleans teeth. There are airborne droplets dispersed in the air, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, they can transmit coronavirus.

The safety concerns have forced a new “norm” in dentistry, Barton said.

“We must maintain the proper personal protective equipment protocol, washing hands, keeping our staff protected, keeping our patients protected, and I think we’re going to be OK,” he said.

The dental community is split over whether Gov. Ralph Northam was correct in allowing dental offices to open again starting May 1

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Dentist and veterinarian offices can reopen

People are doing to help.

The two openings.

Leah says “the next time you have your dentist appointment you are probably going to be waiting out here in the parking lot.

In your car.

Instead of inside in the waiting room.”

It might seem like it’s been months.

But after about 1 month.

Dr. spendlove so we are opening our office back up .

Dentist offices can open again for all procedures starting tomorrow.

Dr.spendlove we are taking precautions obivously.

One of the new requirements from governor brown is having enough ppe.

Dr. spendlove yeah, we do.

We have enough ppe.

We are able to get some of that still, just our normall ppe that we regularly use.

Dr. spendlove is one of the dentists at open door family dentistry.

He says teeth cleanings are also changing for the time being.

Dr.spendlove so there’s a ultrasonic spray when they clean

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Some dental hygiensts worried as many dentist offices reopen

As dentist offices start to reopen following coronavirus shutdowns, many dental hygienists say they are worried it might be too soon to see patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised elective procedures and non-urgent dental visits to be postponed. For dental offices that are open, the CDC’s recommendations include requiring everyone entering to wear a face mask or covering, screening patients for fever or coronavirus symptoms before they enter and screening employees before each shift.

Many offices are welcoming patients as states have started to reopen businesses. Each state allowing dentists to reopen has different standards that offices must follow.

So what are dentists doing to protect their patients and their workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues?

New procedures from dentists

A dentist in the Pittsburgh area said patients will be screened before their arrival to see if they have any signs of coronavirus, according to KDKA.

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Dentist offices reopen for non-emergency procedures with precautions in place

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As many offices open back up, people can start seeing their dentist for non-emergency procedures again.

 

One dentist says she’s seen an increase in need for dental professionals during the pandemic because not every provider had their doors open.

 

During Shelter-in-Place, people could only see the dentist for emergencies. Dr. Rachelle Beebe says the best way to describe an emergency is if someone is feeling pain.

 

Beebe, a dentist at Moore Dentistry and Braces, was in the midst of opening a second dental practice, i240 Dental, before the pandemic started. The opening has been pushed back until May 4.

 

She says quarantine has made some people more aware of their dental health.

 

“Because we have so many people that came in during the pandemic in pain, and now we have so many people noticing during quarantine, they have a little pain when chewing or discomfort, it

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