UPDATE: COVID Safety at Langland Dental Associates
(posted Monday, October 12, 2020, 11:00am)
We are very pleased to say: Langland Dental has reopened after a week of cleaning, quarantining and good news about COVID-19 testing of our staff.
We are also happy to say that the four patients treated by one of our staff are nearing the end of their precautionary quarantine without any evidence of infection thus far. In addition, after the original index patient staff member tested positive almost two weeks ago, the rest of the Langland Dental staff members have been tested twice. All tested negative, except one person who was exposed during the original family cluster event at the same time the index patient was exposed. No additional patients or staff were exposed by the additional staff member, who remains in isolation.
As we reported earlier, Langland Dental took a series of precautionary COVID safety steps in response to this situation. In collaboration with VashonBePrepared, including the Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), we took a series of safety steps.
We investigated the potential exposures so we could make sure our extensive protection protocols had been followed. As a result, we are confident that exposure was limited to four patients who were treated by the index patient and there was no exposure of any other patients. There is also very little risk that our other team members were exposed, thanks to the high level of our safety protocol. Our staff wear N95 respirators offering two-way protection, face shields, gloves and medical scrubs. We follow hospital-grade protocols developed by the American Dental Association.
We closed the office for a week and rigorously sanitized the entire office during our closure, including equipment and all surfaces, again following guidelines provided by the MRC. And staff members quarantined until we received the good news of the double test process that was completed this past week.
It is our utmost concern that we keep our patients safe while they receive treatment in our office. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Our thanks, again, go to VashonBePrepared, the Medical Reserve Corps, and the Emergency Operations Center for their support during this challenging time.
Dr. Langland and Team
At Langland Dental Associates, communication and an excellent level of customer service stand as pillars to our patients’ successful dental treatments. We believe that small-town values lead to relationships based on trust, honesty, and integrity. These are the cornerstones upon which Dr. Marc Langland bases his Vashon Island, WA practice.
Dr. Langland and our team are dedicated to creating a comfortable, positive dental experience for patients of all ages. Our services include general dentistry to improve and maintain our patients’ general oral and periodontal health, as well as treatments aimed at restoration and aesthetics.
We invite you to contact our Vashon Island dental practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Langland and our team. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a lifetime of oral health. Call today!