Dr. Kami Hoss, The Super Dentists co-founder, talks to Fox Los Angeles about how avoiding dental care during the pandemic is not a good idea. Dr. Hoss also discusses dental offices’ remarkable safety record and all the technology added to keep patients safe.
Watch the whole interview here.
COVID and Dental Care
Dr. Kami Hoss joins Hal to talk about the new protocol for dentist offices since they have reopened in mid-May. He says there have been zero instances of COVID transmission in dental offices. There have been stringent protocols in place in dental offices for decades, ever since the HIV crisis.
Dr. Hoss says it’s a bad idea to wait to go to the dentist, even though a large percentage of people feel like they should wait. He says dental problems such as cavities or gum disease will only get worse, and that new research shows that poor dental health can negatively impact the recovery from Covid-19, so that dental care is actually beneficial against the virus. Precautions include stringent screening, check-in from your car, use of a mouth rinse before being examined, and changes in procedures that limit aerosolization.