With COVID-19 lock-down still on-going, dentistry can still continue at home with L.A.’s finest celebrity dentist, Gabe Rosenthal.
With COVID-19 still at large, the American Dental Association (ADA) along with the CDC have asked all dental offices to stop non-urgent visits and surgeries. But why?
Most dental offices aren’t designed for high levels of protection. As we know, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets…aka the minute your mouth opens to breathe, cough, and/or sneeze. But it also resides in the mucus and saliva in your mouth and throat. These are fluids your dentist and their tools regularly come in contact with.
Due to the lack of airborne infection isolation rooms or enough N95 face masks to go around, it’s just too dangerous.
And with a month into the national COVID-19 lock-down, we are running out of things to do. Many of us have already organized our sock drawers and closets ad nauseum. Or you’ve set new Netflix records for watching a whole series in under two days! For Los Angeles Super Dentist, Dr. Gabe Rosenthal, the change has allowed him to be seen at his office for emergencies and now, our homes.
The good doctor has been making house calls for several years now, but they were few and far between. Hundreds of stars, including French Montana, James Charles, Jake Paul, Madison Beer, Bazzi, Tana Mongeau, Chase Hudson, and countless others have all entrusted Dr. Gabe with dental care.
Aside from busy patients, Rosenthal has a whole new reason to make house calls: some people can’t or are afraid to leave their house. “There are so many people who are medically more compromised, and are simply safer at their house” he shared with Grit Daily.
Even with protective equipment and high levels of sanitation at an office, there is nothing safer than a doctor coming in full PPE (protective equipment) to your house. With portable tools, a portable 3D scanner, X ray units, dental chairs, and even dental drills with compressors, Rosenthal can now take dentistry on the go during our global pandemic.
In a digital age, Rosenthal is well-equipped, as his dentistry practice started as a simple practice with “some online marketing” and word of mouth.
“Then we started sharing our work online on Facebook and Instagram, and we got really great feedback and a lot of interest” from patients in LA and eventually around the world.
In an interview with Coin Digital Standard, Rosenthal expressed his loyalty to patients, regardless of the hour:
“People can text, call, email, or direct message him at all hours of the day or night. I wake up every morning, and if I don’t see at least 30 messages waiting for me then I’ll check to make sure my phone didn’t break.”
We have no idea when this pandemic will end and when stay-at-home orders will terminate. And maybe this is even the new norm for some too afraid to go in public, even with social distancing. Rosenthal has been offering a glimpse of what the future may hold.