What To Expect At The Dentist

At Dr. Esfandiari's offices we're dedicated to providing you and your family a safe dental visit, so we're taking every possible safety precaution when it comes to COVID19. An October 2020 report published in The Journal of the American Dental Association found that fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to have had COVID-19, and a more recent study in February of this year also found a low infection rate among dental hygienists.

We're using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening protocol intake, temperature readings and enhanced disinfection practices when treating patients.  

Before Your Appointment
To help make sure that patients arriving for their appointments are healthy we ask you fill out a COVID19 questionnaire.

We ask that you also limit the number of people you bring to the appointment. That could mean leaving your children at home or allowing older children to go into the office alone while their parent waits outside during their appointment.

At Your Appointment
When you arrive at the office we require all patients be masked and you will have your temperature taken.

Inside the office, you may notice things people often touch in the waiting room have been removed to cut down on transmitting virus germs.  We also provide hand sanitizer for you to use and may wipe down items you touch, such as pens, clipboards or furniture.

When you’re in the dental chair, you may notice some things look different from the last time you were there. We've covered the chairs with plastic to decrease the likelihood of transmission.  Dr. Esfandiari is also using different protective equipment than he's used at previous appointments as is his staff.  These additional precautions help protect both you and the dentist.

After Your Appointment
After your appointment is over, the staff will thoroughly clean the areas where you’ve been using disinfectants that are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19 to prepare for the next patient. This helps reduce the risk of illness being passed to others.

If you start feeling ill with the symptoms of COVID-19 within two days of your appointment, call us. You may have already been carrying the virus at the time of your appointment, so anyone who came into contact with you during that time could be at risk for getting sick too.

Remember, regular dental visits are an essential part of your overall heath. Be sure to reschedule your dental checkups. Dr. Esfandiari will make sure your visit is as safe as possible for everyone involved.