Maranatha Dentist Group reopens under new guidelines

As businesses reopen across Lincoln, one of them is dental offices and you may not recognize your hygienist when they walk in.
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As businesses reopen across Lincoln, one of them is dental offices and you may not recognize your hygienist when they walk in.
“I think this is the future of dentistry, this is what we’re gonna look like,” says Justin Dworak, owner of Maranatha Dentist Group.
We caught up with the Maranatha Dentist Group as they reopened along with many other businesses under new guidelines. The dentists are required to wear more gear than usual, masks, eye shields, headgear, and shoe coverings. The office works to sanitize and cover all surface areas throughout the day.
At the front desk, “We have these guards and we have wipes galore and then our masks of course and then we are sanitizing everything, taking temperatures for all of our patients before they come in,” says Kerry Dworak, office manager.
And in the workspaces, “Any surface that could possibly get touched or contaminated with an aerosol,” says Dworak. “We’re covering as you see with some of these bags here or here if it’s any solid surface we try to keep everything off the counters as much as possible and well get it wiped down and rewiped down between patients.”
The office has been proactive when they were closed, volunteering where they could. Now as the office takes in all patients, Dworak says the phone has been ringing.
“Not even just this morning, since we reopened, the number of calls we gotten of patients with toothaches or have been waiting to get their wisdom teeth taken out and all of a sudden they have swelling in their face or those kinds of things,” says Dworak. “So, we’re trying those as quickly as we possibly can.”
Dworak says he spoke with healthcare workers in many fields and the city is doing its best to stay ahead and aware of the virus.
“We’re kinda all in this together making sure the patients and the public are really taken care of and that we’re all on the same page, how we’re taking care of offices and the cleanliness that we want to have here, just to make sure we are all working together to get through this together,” adds Dworak.
And overall the staff says they’re just happy to get back to work during the pandemic to help out their patients.

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