Reliable Sources on COVID-19

Protect Your Patients From Misinformation on COVID-19

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) changed practices and lifestyles across the world. Although we are still continuing to learn more the virus, here are some credible sources for preventative measures to protect you, your family, our healthcare providers from misinformation.  
 
In Thailand, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) currently reports and oversees the Coronavirus disease 2019  siutations within the country. The DDC Thailand website currents updates its policies and happenings with regard to COVID-19. Although its thai language pages refreshes more frequently and quickly. 

“BIDH dental hospital bases our treatment and quality practices, policies as well as preventive measures on objective, scientific based guidelines set out by various credible organization.” 

– Ms Saengsiri, Director at BIDH Dental Hospital

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Thailand Department of Disease Control

The DDC is Thailand’s Department of Disease Control or basically the CDC of Thailand is a sub-department under the Ministry of Public Health. The DDC department currently publicizes the latest information in Thailand about the virus updates: 
  • advice, knowledge, situation and press releases on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within Thailand
  • recommendations to prevent the novel coronavirus 2019
  • information to foriegn travellers staying in Thailand during this period
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is a USA based health organization that provides health, safety and security threats with clear information on about the Coronvarius Disease 2019:

  • How to protect yourself – Self-checker, Extra Precautions
  • What to do if you think you’re sick – Stay home, Call a Healthcare Provider
  • Guidance information – Keeping Communities Safe
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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is an international health organization that working across worldwide scene to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. 
  • Public advice  
  • Country and technical guidance by topic on global research and publications
  • LIVE updates about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak situation
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American Dental Association (ADA)

The ADA is the USA based dental organization that provides best practices in a dental healthcare setting. There are a host of relevant resources on how the ADA has set up interim guidelines for dental clinics on safe dental treatments to patients
  • COVID-19 resources relevant to dental setting
  • continuing education for dentists
  • clinical resources on dentistry
  • practice management for dental clinics
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Joint Commission (JC)

The Joint Commission is a organization that provides and audits healthcare standards in the USA and across the globe. Resources about COVID-19 provided include:
  • Preronsal Protective Equiupment (PPE)
  • Preparing for COVID-19 of Ambulatory HealthCare
  • Links to Resources on Behavioral Health Care, Lab services on COVID-19 test

Preventive Measures BIDH Dental Hospital

During this time, we provide additional preventive and preacautionary measures within our dental practice to provide a safe and effective dental treatments to our patients as well as protecting our dentists and healthcare staff.

Amongst the listing of measures against COVID-19 at our dental hospital include:

  1. Before dental care
    • screening at check-in
    • air-purifiers and air ventilation in waiting area
    • infection control ettique (masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, ill patients separation)
       
  2. During dental care
    • interchanging of treatment rooms
    • high power suction units
    • room ventilation as dental hospital is specifically designed building with air flow considerations
    • Use of respiratory protection (N95 masks)
    • clinical techniques (protection coverage for patients, mouthrinse)
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • UV pulse light to fill airbourne and surface virus
  3. After Dental Care
    • In-between patients, treatment rooms are disinfected
    • disposal items are used as much as possible with each patient use
    • public spaces are cleaned are regular intervals
    • daily cleaning an disinfection
    • high concentrate santizer sprays are done at end of day
  4. Other consistent prevention practices
    • flu vaccines for BIDH staff
    • chemical and biological indicator checks on all patient equipments
    • hand hygiene training and vigillence amongst staff
    • JCI compliant patient safety processes and contorls
    • cleaning and disinfectant strategies
    • infection prevention and control nurse and team

BIDH Dental Hospital re-opens on 1st May 2020. Prepatory measures and guidelines has been set in place to maximize the safety of our patient and healthcare providers.

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Bangkok International Dental Hospital (BIDH)
98 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Khlong Toei,
Ploenchit area, Bangkok 10110
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: 02-115-8977, 095-517-1587

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