COVID-19

To the valued patients of Worthington Dental,

As per the guidance from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ministry of Health, dentists in Ontario are currently permitted to provide in-person care for all deferred, non-essential, and elective servies, in addition to emergency and urgent care.

To provide dental care in a safe and effective manner we have always followed strict infection control and prevention protocols directed by the RCDSO and the Ministry of Health. Our team at Worthington Dental has been working night and day to implement extra precautions against Coronavirus. We are now using Surgically Clean Air technology with highest grade Hepa filters that could change the room air 15 times per hour. 

Here is a summary of new protocols that are enforced to protect the staff, patients, and public against the spread of COVID-19.

We are here to help you to have a good experience and feel safe. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be different. The changes that you will see:

1. Patients,
  • Patients will be asked to answer screening questions on the phone during appointment booking and again before the appointment when arriving in the office. 
  • Patients should wear masks when enetering the office and use 70% alcohol based hand sanitizers that are provided in hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and inside the office, or wash their hands with soap and water upon arrival.
  • Patients should remove the masks only inside the treatment room and wear it again after the treatment is finished. 
2. Rules of physical distancing will be followed (2 meters apart from other individuals)
  • Appointments will be scheduled by phone.
  • If possible consult and care will be delivered through Teledentistry.
  • The number of individulas, including staff present in the office at any given time, will be limited.
  • Appointments will be spread out to avoid close contact with others.
  • Patients' companions should not enter the office unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Forms will be completed online whenever possible. 
3. Staff will be screened every day before entering the office
  • Staff should self-assess themselves and if they have symptoms they should stay home.
  • Staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. 
4. Reception area
  • Front desk area is equpped with a protective shield.
  • All magazines and toys have been removed from the reception area. 
  • All surfaces, door knobs, handles and common surfaces will be disinfected frequently during the day. 
Rest assured, all these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our team. We look forward to seeing you again. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

To make an appointment, call our office at 289-234-4111, or email us at info@worthingtondental.ca

Thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal. We value your trust and look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,
The Team at Worthington Dental Office.