There is a worldwide pandemic of coronavirus infection. The essence of the Dutch approach is to control the virus to the maximum in protecting vulnerable groups.
We are (limited) open to regular patient care.
Our policy is that we only allow people into the clinic who we know, with quite a certainty, are healthy. If you therefore answer “yes” to one of the following questions, we will postpone your regular care. If you have answered any of the following questions with “yes” and you have a pain complaint, please contact the clinic by phone. In consultation with the clinic, we will discuss how we can help you.
The questions are:
- Do you have Corona now?
- Have you been cured of Corona shorter than 2 weeks ago?
- Do you now have housemates / family members with proven Corona?
- Do you have housemates / faily members being cured of Corona shorter than 2 weeks ago?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms: colds, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, tightness, fever (over 38oC)?
- Do you have housemates / family members with these symptoms?
- Are you in home isolation?
- Do you live in a nursing home or institution for people with intellectual disabilities?
Because hand hygiene appears to be an important source of infection in this virus outbreak, we ask you to disinfect your hands with hand alcohol (present in the waiting area) upon entering the clinic. We then ask you not to touch your face and things like mobile phones. In the waiting area and when making agreements we try to keep together as well as possible the 1.5 meters distance that is advised by the State Government.
Some additional clues:
- Don’t come too soon, so preferably just come before the appointment time to us.
- Follow the directions of our staff.
- Come to your appointment alone, if strictly necessary, a maximum of 1 parent or supervisor may come with you.
- Do not stay longer than necessary in the clinic
- Use the elevator only if you are less mobile.
For most treatments we will let you rinse you for 1 minute. In the clinic, we adhere to the Infection Prevention Directive in Oral Care Practices and have taken additional hygiene measures.