Some San Antonio dental practices requiring COVID-19 testing for some procedures
SAN ANTONIO At UT Health San Antonios dental practice, protocols involve screening patients over the phone before their dental appointment for COVID-19 symptoms and even testing for the virus if needed. Dr. Gary Guest, associate dean for patient care at UT Dentistry San Antonio, said aerosol droplets are the number one way the novel coronavirus gets transmitted. Jose Farina was recently referred by his dentist to UT Dentistry San Antonio for a procedure. He was screened for COVID-19 symptoms and also had to take a COVID-19 test before he was treated. For simple teeth cleaning, UT Dentistry San Antonio does not require a COVID-19 test.