Infection Control Protocol
Your well-being is important to Dr. Hubnik and her entire dental staff. That’s why infection control procedures are in place in our dental office, and always have been. Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made recommendations for dental office infection control to which we closely adhere. Dr. Hubnik and our entire team cares about your safety and works hard to prevent the spread of ANY infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected. Offices may cover some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient.
Non-disposable items like the dental instruments are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental instruments and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, coats and eyewear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
Actions you can take to reduce the likelihood of getting or spreading an infectious disease:
- Wash your hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose to reduce the spread of germs.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow. Infections like the flu, colds or coronavirus spread through the tiny droplets in coughs and sneezes.
- Stay home if you feel sick. If you have flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell, stay home and rest. Call our office to reschedule your appointment for a later date. This will reduce the risk of spreading your illness.
- If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days until you see your dentist to make sure you have not caught the coronavirus.
- If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
We are asking each patient to wash their hands upon arriving and prior to leaving.
Get Your Smile Back
Whether you need a routine cleaning and exam, professional teeth whitening, require a root canal or have a painful dental emergency, we will get your smile back.
Our focus is on you. We provide a relaxed and compassionate atmosphere to alleviate anxiety. We make sure you are well informed about all your treatment options. We keep our prices affordable and are in-network for most major insurance plans so you can afford the treatment you deserve for a healthy smile.
Make your appointment today. Pearl Denture and Dental Care is conveniently located a couple blocks east of the Historic Square in Granbury, Texas.
We may work around the sight, sound and smell of dentistry on a routine basis, but we’ve also been in the chair ourselves. We know that’s a very different perspective. Your comfort is important to us. Alleviating any anxiety by providing a relaxed, compassionate setting is a priority. Don’t be afraid to voice your concerns and fears. We will work with you to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible.
We understand that everyone has different wants and needs regarding their dental care. Your focus may be on cosmetic beauty to provide a dazzling smile, preventative care to keep your teeth at their healthiest long-term, conservative care to treat issues as they arise or a painful emergency situation that needs immediate care. You will be provided with information on all possible treatment choices for your situation in order to make educated decisions. Ask all the questions you want. We won’t pressure you into choosing a specific treatment plan or upsell you. Your trust is important to us.
Fear isn’t the only reason people delay dental treatment. Cost can be a big factor. Unfortunately, the longer you put off routine cleanings and imaging or ignore shifting or painful teeth, the higher the cost may be down the road as well as more limited treatment options. We pride ourselves on keeping your costs affordable while providing state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained staff that receives ongoing education. We are also in-network with multiple major insurance plans. Your dental health can have a big impact on your overall health, so please talk with us about your financial situation rather than delay treatment.