Response to COVID-19
Our office has always practiced standard precautions, which means that we have practiced infection control as though COVID-19 was always present. Our office infection control standards uses barriers, disinfection, disposables, and sterilization for controlling all diseases. In response to the novel corona virus, the office has added COVID -19 transmission precautions. Used are: KN 95 masks. face shields, hydrogen peroxide/hypochlorous vaporizers, HEPA-13 filters, and dental vacuums. Infrared thermometer are used to take daily temperatures for staff and patients. Patients are pre-screened for viral susceptibility, appointments are staggered to maintain an empty reception area, and no more than 50% of office staff are allowed into the office at any one time to mitigate congregating. The staff is nearly 100% vaccinated.
Because I am on staff at Northshore University HealthSystem and a member of the American Dental Association I receive daily updates on COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Our office is complying with CDC and NIOSH recommendations and those of Governor Pritzker and the Director of Illinois Department of Public Health, Dr. Ngozi Ezike. The office was closed from March 16th to May 18th. We have been opened on a limited schedule in accordance with the Governor’s “Restore Illinois” plan. The Governor’s plan is aligned with the President’s Emergency COVID Plan as of January 19, 2021 and further modified with the new President’s COVID plan.
As of December 2020 the Pfizer vaccine has started to be administered, but there is a lack of vaccine. As more vaccine becomes available, the benefits of getting it outweigh the risks of not getting it. If there are questions, please check with your physician, otherwise consider being vaccinated.
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Michael Harada, DMD
Michael Y. Harada, DMD, FAGD – Glenview General Dentist
A Half Century of Serving the Glenview Area
Dr. Harada was recently interviewed in VoyageChicago Magazine. Click below to read more.
Erratum: In paragraph five of VoyageChicago, Amachi was misspelled. The correct spelling is Amache. Amache Camp was the smallest of the ten Japanese American incarceration camps during WWII. It is located in southeastern Colorado. I apologize for my error.
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