We hope you and your family are in good health. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same, i.e. our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority in our practice. We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and their family members.
We ask that you please be patient and understand that we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs as we know many of you are anxious to get back into our oﬃce.
During this time, we have implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staﬀ.
- Upon scheduling an appointment, a COVID-19 questionnaire will be emailed/texted to you. This questionnaire must be completed before you arrive at the oﬃce. We will postpone treatment for any patient who has experienced or been in contact with someone who has experienced the following symptoms within 14 days of the scheduled appointment date: fever, cough, loss of taste and/or smell, flu-like symptoms, diﬃculty breathing or shortness of breath, and fatigue. The questionnaire can also be found here.
- We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patient appointments.
- We ask that patients enter the oﬃce unaccompanied, if possible. For those patients who need a guardian to accompany them, we ask that this be limited to a single family member.
- Every person entering the oﬃce is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
- Please take your temperature the morning of your appointment. We will confirm no fever with a contactless thermometer upon your arrival.
- Our waiting room will no longer oﬀer magazines, charging stations, children’s toys, and so forth, since these items are diﬃcult to clean and disinfect.
- Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens.
- Our doctor and staﬀ will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
Thank you for being part of our dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.