Dear patients and all users of the Abadias Dental Center
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Abadias Dental Center had the need to readapt its entire protocol of hygienic-sanitary procedures. We have always valued the guarantee of high standards of hygiene and sterilization, with protocols defined and complied with by all professionals in the clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic, due to its characteristics and high risk of contagion, required reinforcement, training and differentiation of these measures, always with the aim to guarantee the health and safety of patients and clinical staff. Members of the clinical team were part of the working group that defined the Standards of Clinical Guidance in COVID-19 in Dental Medicine in Portugal (www.covid19md.pt). They have guided the class of dentists at national level on the procedures to be adopted in the context of a COVID-19 pandemic and, after more than 12 months, they continue to be updated.
Although all clinical staff are already vaccinated, but since the Covid-19 virus is not yet eradicated and most patients are not yet vaccinated, and in the face of a constant risk of contagion, we continue to take all precautionary and preventive measures daily so that we can receive our patients to perform all necessary treatments with the higher standards of safety.
The dynamics of the clinic's functioning needed to be readapted and below we list some of the main prevention measures that have been implemented since the beginning of the Pandemic.
The collaboration and commitment of patients and all clinical staff become fundamental in the responsibility of the Abadias Dental Center in promoting public health.
On the telephone, when confirming the presence of the patient for the appointment, our receptionist will:
On the day of the appointment, when entering the Clinic, the patient will be asked to:
At dental chair room:
Within 15 days of appointment in the clinic all patients should be responsible for contacting the clinic in the event of a change in their health condition, in particular with signs/symptoms related to COVID-19. The same procedure happens with the clinic, communicating to the patient any alteration. This procedure is part of the mitigation of the contagion lines emanating from the Nacional Health System.