Dentaderm @ The New Normal
Dental Clinics in the Philippines were allowed to operate last June, 2020 as the economy tries to reopen and jumpstart again after the series of quarantine conditions. Initially, patients were rather hesitant to avail of such services in fear of contracting the dreaded COVID-19 virus. However, Dentaderm Clinics assure their patients that they highly comply with the IATF Protocols to totally make their services safe and effective.
Dentaderm adopted to the NEW NORMAL in terms of service and compliance of onsite accommodation of customers. In this video, we can see how Dentaderm attendants and doctors are properly attired to comply with the IATF Standards in operating a dental clinic. Here, Dentaderm gives us a glimpse on how they attend to clients and how they closely observe the IATF Protocols given the still current situation of the pandemic.
Based on IATF Protocols in observing social distancing and avoiding overcrowding of patients in the clinic, Dentaderm now accepts patients thru reservation as much as possible avoiding walk-ins to regulate the inflow and outflow of patients in the clinic. This will control the flow of patients in and out of the clinic avoiding the possibility of overcrowding. Although, Dentaderm will still accommodate emergency cases such as patients experiencing tooth pain or swelling are immediately given treatment. All patients have to fill out our contact information forms indicating their personal information for contact tracing purposes before showing up at the clinic.
The clinic’s reception and treatment area are now covered with medical-grade plastic sheets. They have removed waiting rooms, provided alcohol and sanitizers, installed air purifiers, and utilized PPE — which is changed after treating every patient, she added.
Dentaderm also observes regular ultraviolet disinfection process of the spaces, machines and equipment. They regularly sanitize tools and properly disposes of used items to avoid unnecessary contact with other foreign objects.
Dentaderm knows that it’s important to maintain the trust and confidence of patients by taking steps to demonstrate that they place their health and safety above all. Dra. Joyce Ambray also believes that patients will keep seeing dentists because more Filipinos now understand the value of good oral hygiene.