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Geriatric Dentistry and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By March 13, 2020September 15th, 2020No Comments

Geriatric House Call Dentistry is committed to providing in-home teledentistry services and denture repairs/fabrications for senior citizens who wish to remain at home and away from the general public during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Orgnization (WHO) announced that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic. Unfortunately this has caused a great number of Americans and citizens all over the world to become greatly afraid of day-to-day activities. Covid-19 has especially affected the older geriatric community who are more susceptible to the impacts of this deadly disease. For those who are elderly or immunocompromised it is critical to remain at home and away from crowded areas. 

How Does The Coronavirus Affect House Call Dentistry?

Fortunately here at Geriatric House Call Dentistry we already practice prevention when it comes to illness and virus. Dr. Alisa Kauffman and Dr. Rachel Klein prepare ahead of time (COVID-19 or not) with sterilized instruments, disposable gloves and masks, along with washed hands and rubbing alcohol to serve the geriatric community. 

If you or a loved one are a part of the geriatric population and you are experiencing dental pain, broken or lost dentures, or any other need for a dentist – don’t let the threat of the Coronavirus prevent you from getting the care you need.

Dr. Alisa Kauffman and Dr. Rachel Klein take every precaution necessary to keep themselves healthy so that they can take proper care of their patients.

Geriatric Coronavirus Prevention

Just as with any respiratory virus, here are some rules to live by to help prevent contamination. 

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Maintain at least 3 feet between you and anyone who may be coughing or sneezing.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as this is where viruses can enter your body.
  4. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please seek a medical professional immediately.
  5. Respect the rules of the facility that a friend or loved one resides in. The facility may have rules and lockdowns to protect the staff and residents in the facility from contamination. 
  6. Stay home as much as possible to prevent the possibility of coming in contact with the virus.
  7. Be sure to check on older-age friends and family and provide them with resources to get information on the Coronavirus and their neighborhood or city. 

If you would like more information on Geriatric House Call Dentistry or house call prevention, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Alisa Kauffman at (917) 826-6278. 

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