Currently, if there is one profession that invokes fear and dread in most people, it’s dentistry. Patients are always anxious and apprehensive about being poked and prodded with drills and sharp instruments during routine dental procedures. Add to that the risk of contracting a potentially deadly virus, and it’s easy to understand why many would be unwilling to visit a dental clinic for a regular check-up at this time.
Over the past two months, dental practices nationwide have been forced to close due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and others in the field were forced to take an unscheduled hiatus, only dealing with emergency cases.