Is It Safe To Bring My Child To The Pediatric Dentist During COVID-19?

COVID-19 is affecting every part of our day-to-day lives, and dentistry is no exception. And you may be wondering if it’s really safe to bring your child to a pediatric dentist in Bethesda during the pandemic.

The answer is “yes.” It’s completely safe to come to Harmony Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, and in this blog, we’ll explain why, and talk about the steps we’re taking to protect our patients. 

Why Visiting A Pediatric Dentist Or Orthodontist Is Safe During COVID-19

The main reason seeing a dentist is so safe is because dentists have always followed proper infection control procedures. Less than 1% of dentists nationwide have tested positive for COVID-19 due to the safety policies, training, and disinfectant practices dentists have been using for decades.

That means, overall, the risk of seeing a dentist yourself or taking your child to a pediatric dentist is extremely low. It’s very unlikely that you or your little one will contract COVID-19 or any other disease from the dentist.

We’re Taking Every Precaution We Can To Protect Your Kids

At Harmony Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, your safety and peace of mind are important to us, which is why we’re taking additional steps to protect your kids, such as:

  • Temperature checks, hand sanitization, and COVID questionnaires for all patients
  • Limiting how many patients we see each day
  • Removing hard-to-clean objects like books and toys from our waiting area
  • Reconfiguring our office to provide 6 feet of distance between waiting patients
  • Providing our front office employees and dental team with enhanced PPE
  • Using handwashing and respiratory hygiene best practices
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all commonly-touched surfaces throughout the office

Thanks to these precautions, you can rest easy and know that you and your child are protected.

What To Expect From Your Experience At Harmony Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Your experience will not be very different from what you’re used to if you’ve been to Harmony Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics before. 

First, you’ll come into our office and will check in at the front desk. Face masks are required for adults and kids. You will fill out some paperwork, and you and your little one will have your temperature checked. 

We recommend that you bring some activities for your child to do, as we have removed toys and other such items from our waiting room to enhance sanitation at our practice. Then, when it’s time for their appointment, you’ll come back to your operating room, and your little one can take off their mask. We ask that you keep yours in place. 

Then, our dental team will handle your child’s appointment with care, and ensure they get the treatment they need for a healthy mouth. Once their appointment is over, you’ll schedule any necessary follow-up care and go home. That’s it! 

Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Child’s Next Visit In Bethesda Today

At Harmony Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Sholander are taking your safety very seriously. We’re committed to doing everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while still offering expert pediatric care in Bethesda. So contact us online or give us a call at (301) 664-4220 to schedule an appointment for your child today.

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