COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE NOW OPEN

We are happy to announce that we have opened our office for all dental treatments.

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

What Changes Should I Expect During My Dental Visit Experience

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you enter the office. Anyone answering “YES” to any of the questions may be asked to reschedule their appointment to a later date.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • Your temperature will be taken when you enter the office. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 may be asked to reschedule their appointment to a later date.
  • Our waiting room will be closed until further notice. We will ask you to call our office as soon as you arrive in the parking lot for your appointment. Please wait in your car to receive further instructions.
  • Please come alone to your dental appointment. Nobody will be allowed in the treatment area with you. Exceptions include one parent/guardian with a child, or anyone requiring special needs or assistance. 
  • You will notice enhanced personal protective equipment like Plexiglas and plastic barriers, head covers, face shields, and shoe protectors being used in order to protect our patients and staff.
  • You will be asked to rinse with a disinfecting mouthwash before your treatment starts.
  • Our office has installed medical grade Hepa-13 purifiers as well as high speed suction devices that will be used to minimize and contain aerosols and keep the air clean. 
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at today!

 

 

 

 

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