Kazakhstanis are not afraid to sign up for routine procedures to the dentist.
What has changed and what has remained the same when you visit the dentist?
Restrictions due to coronavirus infection have affected every country without exception. People around the world have limited social contacts, which could not but affect daily life. The usual way of life faded into the background – we stopped visiting cafes and restaurants, sports and entertainment events, meeting friends and playing sports. But there are things that we, despite the epidemiological situation, cannot neglect. This primarily concerns health.
Asiya Akhmetzhanova, a dentist-therapist, an orthodontist of the Atlantic Dent clinic, told us how to visit medical institutions during the period of restrictions using the example of her own clinic.
Strict precautions in the clinic
Asya Akhmetzhanova noted that due to the epidemiological situation, clinics obliged employees and patients to strictly observe all precautions.
– We have introduced a strict mask regime, protective suits and glasses for the clinic staff. Thermometry of employees is carried out at the beginning of the shift and at the end of the working day. Bactericidal recirculators, supply and exhaust ventilation are constantly working. The mode of sterilization of instruments has been strengthened, between receiving patients – 15 minutes to process the office and equipment. The appointment schedule is designed in such a way that patients do not cross in the waiting area, – Asiya Akhmetzhanova shared.
The dentist emphasized that many patients were looking forward to the opening of the planned appointment and without any particular fears signed up to the clinic.
– Fortunately, most patients are aware of the additional safety measures and come in masks. At the entrance to the clinic there is a disinfecting mat, then you need to treat your hands with a sanitizer. An employee of the clinic will conduct thermometry and offer to fill out a questionnaire. We ask you to stay at home if you feel unwell or if your temperature rises., – said Asiya Akhmetzhanova.
In addition, as Asiya Akhmetzhanova noted, not all patients require a direct presence at the clinic for an appointment. For example, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment are offered a remote consultation using communications.
– For instance, aligner system Invisalign has huge advantages, in particular, visits to the doctor on average once every 2-3 months. Alternatively, it can be remotely monitored when the patient sends bite photos himself. The remote format also allows you to continue developing treatment plans for new patients and conduct online consultations…
* Article partners “MedElement”
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