Coronavirus Update - San FranciscoBlog
Welcome to Hera Z Blazer, DDS, your trusted dental service provider in San Francisco. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we want to keep you informed about the latest updates and precautions we are taking to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and staff.
At Hera Z Blazer, DDS, we prioritize your health and safety above everything else. We have implemented strict precautionary measures to minimize the risk of exposure to coronavirus within our premises. These measures include:
- Regular sanitization of our dental clinic, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment. We follow guidelines recommended by local health authorities.
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by our dental professionals to minimize the risk of transmission.
- Screening of all patients, staff, and visitors upon entry, including temperature checks and evaluation of symptoms.
- Maintaining social distancing in waiting areas and during appointments to prevent overcrowding and ensure adequate spacing.
- Encouraging virtual consultations and follow-ups where possible, reducing unnecessary visits to our clinic.
- Providing hand sanitizers and encouraging frequent hand hygiene for everyone within our facility.
- Strict adherence to universal infection control protocols, including instrument sterilization and disposable materials.
We understand that dental care is essential, even during these challenging times. Our practice continues to operate, but with certain modifications and guidelines to ensure your safety:
- Scheduling appointments: We request all patients to book appointments in advance, either by calling our office or using our online appointment booking system. Walk-in appointments are discouraged to manage patient flow and minimize waiting time.
- Health screening: As part of our efforts to maintain a safe environment, we will inquire about your symptoms and recent travel history during appointment scheduling. If you have any symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, we may reschedule your appointment to a later date.
- Arrival process: Upon arrival, we ask that you wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Kindly arrive alone for your appointment, unless accompanying a minor or requiring assistance.
- Enhanced infection control: Our dental professionals follow stringent infection control protocols, including the use of PPE. We have also implemented additional measures, such as air purifiers and improved ventilation, to maintain a safe environment.
- Reduced waiting time: To minimize your time in the waiting area, we strive to maintain an efficient schedule and reduce overlaps between appointments.
- Virtual consultations: For certain dental concerns, we offer virtual consultations to assess the urgency of your situation and provide recommendations remotely.
- Postponing non-essential treatments: In order to prioritize urgent cases and reduce the number of visits, we may recommend postponing non-essential treatments until the situation improves.
- Flexible rescheduling: If you need to reschedule your appointment due to any COVID-19 related concerns, kindly notify us as soon as possible. We understand the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic and will accommodate your needs to the best of our abilities.
During these challenging times, it is essential to stay informed about the latest coronavirus updates. Here are some trusted resources where you can find reliable information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)
For any further questions or concerns regarding our dental services or the precautionary measures we have implemented, please don't hesitate to contact us. We remain committed to providing you with exceptional dental care in a safe environment. Together, we can overcome this challenging situation. Stay safe and take care!