COVID-19: ENSURING SAFETY AS A CONTRACT WORKER
Starting a new job can be intimidating on its own, but as a contract hygienist "filling-in" is like the first day, every day. With COVID, this makes that first-day experience more worrisome. Safety protocols vary between each office, you never know what to expect. Some offices have gone bare bones and even ask that the clinician bring their own PPE while others have made a big effort in upgrading practice systems and give you every piece of PPE you could imagine
Dental communities shut down in an effort to slow the spread of COVID, but as I go from office to office, I have seen that scenario was not always the case. Previous notes display dates during the shutdown for elective procedures such as prophies. So what is the contract employee to do to ensure their safety?