Dr. Kevin Clark and Dr. Rebecca Zabek-Clark are pleased to announce that our office is now re-opened to help you and your family with your dental needs. It has certainly been an interesting time since the COVID-19 Pandemic began in the world. Our community has been through a lot over the past several months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.
From a personal level, we have enjoyed spending the last three months with our three children. It is not very often that one gets an extended period of time within a career to spend with their families. We have been homeschooling our children and spending quite a lot of time outside in our backyard gardening and doing activities with the kids. At the same time, continually keeping up-to-date with dental webinars and researching how to alter our offices to make it a safe and healthy environment for both you and your families, as well our dental team and their families.
I think that it is important to update the community on several changes that you will notice when you enter our office. Although infection control has always been our top priority at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental, you will notice some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Ontario Dental offices were given Practice Guidelines upon returning and we could resume providing non-essential/routine dental care. At Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental, we are following the recommendations from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, which is set forth by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Center of Disease Control. We have made several changes to the office to adapt to our current situation. For example, medical grade air purification systems have been installed in every operatory as well as our waiting room area. These units continually purify the air and kill airborne allergens and viruses (including the corona virus). This is just one example of how we have your health and safety as a top priority at our office. There are many other changes in the office that you will notice when you come in for your appointment, such as using fitted N95 masks and face shields for treatments that include aerosols. Dr. Kevin Clark and Dr. Rebecca Zabek-Clark have also decided to implement other policies and procedures that go above the guidelines set forth for dental offices for everyone’s safety and well being. We will be pre-screening clients prior to entering the office, as well as a daily staff screening to keep your health and safety our top priority. Please visit our COVID-19 Patient Protocols page for more specific updates and to have an appreciation of how your dental visits have everyone’s safety in mind. We are very pleased with all of our updates, and feel very comfortable within our office environment. We will also be extending our hours to accommodate your dental needs.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we have taken to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, friends and neighbours.