Dr. Juan Carlos Izquierdo: “The pandemic has had a substantial impact on global healthcare”

Juan Carlos Izquierdo DMD, founder and CEO of Moderna Dental Inc has successfully transformed the dental scenario. He believes that the dentistry sector has immense potential to grow and upgrade to suit the need of the hour. His services have incorporated cutting-edge technology to deliver precision and accuracy. Dr. Izquierdo has introduced robot-assisted implant placement, tomography, and high-tech 3D imaging scanning amongst the latest tech upgrades at his smile design facility in Coral Gables. This unparalleled state-of-the-art facility has an in-house laboratory with master ceramists on-site for same-day delivery and peace of mind for the clients. This inclusion has not only benefitted the patients but has also changed the workflow across dentistry.

On being asked his opinion about the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry, Dr. Izquierdo remarks that healthcare workers and the industry have witnessed a global catastrophe. The healthcare industry has not dealt with such a mass pandemic in a very long time. COVID-19 cases are surging globally as the countries are battling the initial wave. WHO has declared that some countries are already experiencing a second wave, affecting people in large numbers. This has severely affected the overall operations and communication in the Healthcare Industry. Hospitals and institutions are putting everything at stake to provide the best treatments and save as many lives as they can.

However, the operations system has been massively disrupted. Hospitals are experiencing massive supply chain failures. The healthcare staff is working tirelessly, often contracting the virus. The affected staff has to be quarantined, which in turn forces the hospitals and companies to run with reduced workforce. This is creating serious complications in the smooth management of patient needs and hospital operations. The hospital infrastructure is failing to meet the requirements of patients on a day-to-day basis.

COVID has several short and long term implications. To meet a balance and to sustain the fixed costs, the healthcare industry has now implemented strict measures to reduce costs. The companies are trying to up the production rates to keep the balance going. Every government in the world is working on plans to secure the healthcare framework for patients and workers alike. Dr. Izquierdo stresses that this pandemic has to be dealt with, with immense care and planning.