Returning to dental visits after lockdown

One of the many effects caused by COVID-19 has been the changes in the way you visit your dentist. Below is an outline of what you might expect.

Changes on arrival

  • Before visiting your dentist, all dental practices will be contacting you to check whether you feel well and will ask you a few questions about your health and of the people you live with.
  • Appointments can only be scheduled by telephone or online appointment systems. It is best not to visit them without an appointment.
  • Prefer to arrive alone and on time (rather than early). This will minimize your time in the waiting room.

While you are waiting

  • When you arrive at the clinic, a few things will be different. The first might be that a clinic staff is waiting for you to check your temperature.
  • Another change that you might notice on arrival might be that you will be asked to sanitize your hands. This will be provided to you.
  • You may be asked to wear a face mask and even shoe covers. Some may also ask that you put any belongings in a clean bag.
  • When entering the waiting room, you may observe that it has been reorganized for social distancing.

When you are leaving

The last of the changes during the new dental practice experience is when you leave.
  • It is safer to make the payment with a contactless card if you can and use your own pen to sign any paperwork.
  • Usually, you might be handed a piece of paper with instructions about your treatment. But now, this will no longer happen. Instead, this information or instructions will be texted or emailed to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Kipling Family Dentistry at (416) 614-6633 or drop us an email at