Welcome to Streamwood Smiles Dental Care
**Important Info on COVID-19**
Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations for dental office infection control. Your dentist cares about your safety and works hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before you enter the exam 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 tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools 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, gowns, and eyewear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the nest patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
Your well-being is important to your dentist and dental staff. That's why infection control procedures are in place at your dental office.
What about the new coronavirus?
With so many news stories, it's understandable to be concerned about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please know that the precautions your dentist already takes every day to prevent to the spread of infection in his or her practice also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment.
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.
It's important to know that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experience flu-like symptoms and then recover. Most people do not develop serious respiratory complications.
Those most at risk of becoming seriously ill are elderly people and those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease, among others. Children, thus far, have been largely unaffected.
Here are a few things you can do on your own to help keep yourself and those around you healthy:
- 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 with your elbow. Infections like the coronavirus spread through the tiny droplets in coughs and sneezes.
- Stay at home if you feel sick. If you have flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell, stay home and rest. Call your dentist to reschedule your appointment for a later date. This will reduce the risk of spreading your illness.
Your Dentist in Streamwood, IL
Streamwood, IL 60107
Welcome to Streamwood Smiles Dental Care, serving the communities of Streamwood,IL Bartlett,IL Elgin,IL Hoffman Estates,IL and the surrounding areas since 1989! Dr. Christopher L. Schneider believes that informed patient's make better decisions about their health and well-being. It is our mission to educate and to provide our patients with the best dental care in Streamwood, IL. Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, we encourage you to learn more about all of your dental options on our services page or patient education pages. You can also request an appointment online and download patient forms directly from our website. Feel free to contact us or call our Streamwood office with any questions.
Choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. Streamwood Smiles is a full service dental office offering the most comprehensive dental treatment, including same day crowns and family dentistry. Our Streamwood,IL dental office is designed to have a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere to make your dental experience as comfortable as it can be. Our dental team genuinely cares about each and every patient, and strives to provide individualized treatment options based upon their assessed needs to help all patients keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.
At Streamwood Smiles Dental Care, we pledge excellence in all we do and are dedicated to the care of your smile! We look forward to becoming your preferred dentist in Streamwood,IL.
Great experience Mike E.
I have had many dentist in past 20 years and this was one of the best experiences i have ever had.