I understand that COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious. It is impossible to determine who has it and who does not without mass virus testing.
Dental procedures create water spray which is how the disease is spread. The ultra-fine nature of the spray can linger in the air for minutes to sometimes hours, which can transmit the COVID-19 virus.
• ____________ *I understand that due to the frequency of visits of other dental patients, the characteristicsof the virus, and the characteristics of dental procedures, that I/the patient (child) have an elevated risk of contracting the virus simply by being in a dental office.