We want to reassure you that we are continuing to make every effort to keep our patients and employees safe. Our dental office has always been one of the safest places to go, and it will continue to be so. Infection control has always been meticulously adhered to and exceeded by our team members.
Please read on for additional information about our enhanced safety standards, which are in line with CDC recommendations.
And you may rest confident that you are in good hands with us.
We will continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Putting on personal protection equipment and taking it off and replacing it between patients
- Using disinfectants that are suitable for use in hospitals
- Using the most up-to-date sterilizing methods
- Using one-time-only throwaway materials
- Hand washing should be done more frequently.
- Limiting the amount of persons who participate in the practice and using social distancing techniques
- We will continue to disinfect all locations that each patient comes into touch with after each patient visit, including but not limited to all counter tops, equipment, and dental chairs, throughout the day.
In light of the current situation, we’ve implemented additional infection-prevention practices for both you and our team:
- Prior to entering the office, your temperature will be checked as a precaution. The appointment of anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher (as suggested by the CDC) will be postponed for another day.
Please reschedule your visit if you are experiencing any symptoms related to the Coronavirus or the flu. Please reschedule your appointment if you have been in contact with somebody who has had symptoms associated with the Coronavirus or the flu. Visit the CDC Symptoms Checker to learn more about Coronavirus symptoms.
- You must wait in your car until you are summoned to the office for your appointment. We will call you by phone or text when it is ready to begin treatment, and you will be taken back into the x-ray and operatory part of the office. The waiting room will be reserved for patients who had to take public transit or were dropped off for their appointment. This enables us to keep the number of individuals in the waiting room to a minimum while adhering to all “social distancing” regulations.
- We ask that you wear a mask or facial covering while in the office, unless you are in the dentist chair and are instructed to remove it. We ask that you bring a mask or other kind of facial protection with you.
You will be taken to a sanitary hand-washing facility to wash your hands when you arrive and before you depart.
Only one (1) adult may enter the office with one or more minor patients if they are parents or guardians of minors. This enables us to follow the “social distancing” rules.
- In our waiting room, we will no longer have toys, novels, or periodicals available, but you are welcome to bring your own.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. Our major concern is your and our team’s safety.