Dr. van der Paauw continues to take the risk of COVID-19 very seriously. Patients are required to wear a mask upon entering the office and are screened for temperature and symptoms.
Specialized dental air purifying machines are used, as well as standard sanitizing practices. Patients are given a pretreatment rinse, and appointments are staggered. The number of patients permitted in the waiting room at any given time has also been reduced.
Dr. van der Paauw also wears a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) while treating patients.