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Has Your Dentist Enhanced Their Infectious Disease Protocol Due to COVID-19? Atlanta, GA
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Due to the very real risk of COVID-19 to staff and patients, dental practices should implement additional infectious control protocols. These extra measures are necessary to protect the health of the public and frontline workers. If you need oral health treatment, it is important to feel safe and comfortable before, during and after your appointment.

There are several practices that can mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Each dental practice may also take a different approach to infectious disease control. As the patient, you have the right to know that steps have been taken to prevent the spread of the virus.

Infectious Disease Control Recommendations

Organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued guidelines for dental practices to follow. These recommendations are updated as new information on how the virus spreads becomes available.

At Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta, we are committed to following official guidelines on infectious disease control during the pandemic. The health of our employees and patients are a top priority. We exercise extreme caution in every patient interaction to safeguard the welfare of every person who visits our offices.

Personal Protective Equipment

The personal protective equipment (PPE) used at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta is sourced from the American Dental Association. The recommendations on PPE in a dental setting are based on the latest available data. As we learn more about the virus, our offices may increase or decrease the use of certain equipment.

Patients can ask about the personal protective equipment used by the dentistry professionals at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta. Your health and comfort is our main concern. All equipment is sanitized and used in line with guidelines that are designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 Training

The team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta has received additional training on navigating patient interactions and treatment. The pandemic has resulted in ever-changing circumstances that increase the need for vigilance. Where new information indicates ways to further reduce the risk of transmission, we will update our staff training.

Reassuring, guiding and protecting patients are major considerations in our approach to training. We understand that patients look to our team for comfort and direction. During these times of heightened anxiety, patients can expect to be treated with compassion and understanding at our offices.

Essential & Emergency Dentistry

The kind of services that dentists offer during the pandemic should be limited to essential and emergency treatments. This may cause confusion for some patients, so it is essential that the practice clearly communicates which treatments are available. If you are suffering from pain or discomfort due to an oral health problem, do not hesitate to call our offices.

Cosmetic and elective treatments such as implants and bridges are not generally considered essential. We recommend that patients contact our offices if they are in any doubt about treatment needs. Dentists can use discretion when deciding whether or not treatment is necessary in accordance with official recommendations.

Pre-Appointment Screening

Pre-screening is an essential part of ensuring that our Atlanta practice is a safe environment for all. Patients will receive a communication from our team prior to any appointment. Screening questions are asked during this conversation, and again when you arrive at our offices.
Each patient will have their temperature taken when they arrive for a scheduled appointment. These additional precautions help Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta to keep our offices free of infection. If you have any objection to having your temperature checked and potentially not qualifying for treatment, please let our team know prior to attending your appointment.

Sanitizer Provision

When patients arrive at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta, we encourage the use of hand sanitizer which is provided at our offices. This practice is an essential factor in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Hand washing is an effective way to slow down the spread of viruses. We recommend that patients wash their hands before brushing and flossing. Carrying hand sanitizer with you everywhere for frequent use will also increase your protection against contracting the virus via touch.

Reducing Contact Risk (items)

The hands are a contact risk when it comes to COVID-19. Touching potentially infected surfaces or items can rapidly spread the virus in a busy environment. It is for this reason that Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta will not supply magazines in our waiting area. These items are difficult to sanitize and actively encourage touch.

As part of a broader effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our team will endeavor to remove any items that are not necessary to treatment and comfort. Any items that patients or employees do come into contact with are regularly sanitized.

Limited Persons In-Office

We understand that many of our patients prefer to bring a friend or family member to dental appointments for support. However, our policy during the pandemic is focused on reducing risk. That means controlling the number of persons in our offices at any given time.

If you do need someone to accompany you to our Atlanta offices, we ask that the person in question waits in the car. Our team will strive to accommodate the needs of each patient on a case-by-case basis. If you have any further questions about our appointment protocols, do not hesitate to call.

Managed Scheduling

Social distancing will help our dental practice further reduce the risk of transmission. Managed scheduling can ensure that too many are not visiting our offices at any given time. This protocol and the other measures Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta are taking have made our practice busier than ever.

It is therefore important for patients to call right away if they suspect essential or emergency dentistry is needed. Our social distancing practices will help in the efforts to save lives, but it also means we cannot see as many patients as we would like within our usual timeframe.

Mask Recommendation

Masks are recommended when you attend your appointment. We ask that patients continue to wear a mask until one of our team provides additional guidance related to treatment. The purpose of wearing a mask or facial covering is to prevent the spread of water droplets that can carry the virus.

If you have any concerns about wearing a mask during your appointment, speak to a member of our team. We will do everything that we can to ensure that all patients and staff are safe and comfortable.

Dental Consultation

While we try to avoid unnecessary interactions with patients while the virus is still spreading, consultation with our dental professionals is still an option. There are several ways we can assess patient treatment needs. A phone call is an effective way for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta to determine if patients should make the trip to our offices.

If treatment is not deemed essential, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta will not leave patients without support. We will recommend out-of-office treatments while restrictions on treatment options apply.

Call Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta today if you would like to know more about what we are doing to keep our offices a safe and welcoming space for patients.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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