Common symptoms of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have been diagnosed with the virus or think you may have it, it is important to inform your dentist. They can take special measures to reduce the chances of the virus spreading. Working with your doctor, they can provide you with the right care.At our children's dental practice in Corona, we have a team of experienced professionals to meet all your needs.
Our general dentists are Shital Patel and Dr. Brock Lorenz is our periodontist. We also have a friendly and gentle pedodontist, Dr. Lan Nguyen, and our orthodontist Dr.
Christopher Chau. Dr. Chau offers comprehensive orthodontic care including braces and Invisalign for patients of all ages.We understand that every patient has different wants and needs for their oral health. Some may only require routine cleanings and exams while others may have more complex needs.
No matter what end of the spectrum you are on, we will develop a treatment plan to specifically address any concerns you have.When performing dental care, workers must follow all appropriate precautions for dental and health workers as well as ensure that proper standards of bloodborne pathogens are followed when encountering saliva and blood. If urgent or emergency dental care is needed or elective dental care is performed during the pandemic, engineering controls must be used to protect dental workers, patients, and visitors from possible exposure to SARS-CoV-2.The American Dental Association (ADA) has developed a science-based guide for dentists on additional steps they can take to help protect their patients and staff in addition to the infection control procedures they have always followed. Teledentistry is an easy way to see a dentist from your smartphone, tablet or computer and current studies focus mainly on how teledentistry can be used in public health settings, for specific conditions, training, addressing access problems or costs. Your dentist's office staff may also ask you to limit the number of people you bring to the office.The COVID-19 pandemic can also accelerate the adoption of innovative dental staff models such as dental therapists who complete at least 3 years of academic training and provide a limited scope of treatment such as prevention, fillings and treatment for periodontal disease in collaboration with a dentist.
Studies show that COVID-19 infection rates among dentists are very low and are still lower than those of other healthcare workers. Employers may need to adapt guidance in order to fully protect workers who perform cleaning and disinfection activities in health workplaces.At our practice, we strive to provide comprehensive care for all our patients' needs. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care in a safe environment so that you can feel confident when visiting us.