The health and safety of our community is always a top priority for us.
In response to concerns around COVID-19, we want to share with you that we remain committed to providing safe and healthy spaces for our patients.
As is required of regulated oral health care professionals, we routinely take universal precautions in infection prevention and control for all patient visits and treatment. This includes the disinfection of treatment spaces before and after each patient. Fortunately, this is standard practice and continues.
As extra precautions we have also:
- increased the frequency of disinfection throughout the day in reception and waiting areas, and are paying extra attention to high-touch areas;
- provided additional hand sanitizer stations in the reception and waiting areas;
- removed all shared reading material (and children’s toys) from waiting and treatment areas;
- initiated pre-appointment screening questions to prevent unnecessary appointments by anyone exhibiting symptoms and/or who has recently travelled to affected countries (for an up-to-date list of travel advisories, click here).
If you are unwell but have a dental emergency, please contact us by phone or email so that we can give advice and, if necessary, make special arrangements for you.
As long as you remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, it is safe and appropriate to keep and attend routine dental appointments.
The dentist owners at White Rock Dental Group are monitoring this fluid situation, and are committed to responding to up-to-date information as it becomes available.
For current information about COVID-19 from the BC Center for Disease Control, click here. It’s important that you also take an active role in preventing the spread of infections. Please make sure you:
- stay home if you are sick
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
- avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- cough or sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands.
Thank you for your help in keeping our community healthy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Dr. Regan, Dr. Hird and Dr. Duprat