Interview video: Moving toward a “new normal".
What one dentist is doing to help calm the fears of patients on returning to the dental practice for needed treatment.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic over these last months has left many dental patients and their families feeling uneasy about the safety of transitioning back to their normal dental routines. The challenge for dentists as they reopen their practices is establishing and communicating the extra safety measures they have put into practice to ensure not only their patients’ health and safety but also that of the entire dental team.
In this video discussion with denture patient and blogger Kristi Lind, Dr. John Nosti addresses her fears about returning to the dental practice and outlines the changes he and his dental team have instituted to protect patients as they begin to return to the practice for needed treatment. From monitoring the body temperatures of staff and patients to adding enhanced operatory infection control measures and staggering scheduling for safely controlling patient in- and outflow to the office, Dr. Nosti helps alleviate Lind’s fears and emphasizes the need for patients to not wait too long before visiting the practice for routine and necessary procedures.
John Nosti, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., F.A.C.E., F.I.C.O.I.
Dr. John Nosti graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and went on to pursue an extensive post graduate education in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and full mouth rehabilitation. He practices with an emphasis on functional cosmetic dentistry in the southern state of New Jersey, where he has consistently been named a top dentist by his peers.
Dr. Nosti holds Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Outside of his private practices, he has been a regular contributor to both Dentaltown’s online learning platform and Dentaltown magazine. He has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and ADA state component journals.He has consistently been named a top educator by Dentistry Today and has been a featured speaker at many meetings including- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry annual session, AGD annual session, Yankee Meeting, Greater New York meeting, Townie meeting, Bioresearch Annual Conference, Florida Prosthodontic Society Annual Session, MidWestern Dental Association Annual Session, AZDA Annual Session, Buffalo Annual Dental Meeting, numerous Seattle Study Club meetings and private study clubs.
John shares a passion for nutrition and physical fitness with his wife Jen, and has numerous certifications in personal training and weight management through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Along with his wife Jen, he is the proud father of his daughter, Isabella, and his son, Anthony (AJ).