We are open and seeing all of our patients!
Our Office’s Safety Precautions
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.
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. Some changes you will see in the office include:
- Assistants will be wearing masks and face shields
- All staff will be wearing long sleeve clinic coats
- We have removed magazines, removed the coffee station, removed most chairs from the waiting room and added sneeze guards
- We are taking the temperatures of all staff members daily, and staff will not be allowed to work if they have any signs/symptoms.
You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will ask the patient some screening questions and take the patients temperature before their appointment. If the patient has a temperature above 100.4, we will reschedule the appointment. If the patient or a family member are experiencing fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
- We ask that patients please enter the office wearing masks and with teeth brushed. Please don’t eat before your appointment. The brushing station will not be in use.
- We have hand sanitizer that you will be prompted to use when you enter our office.
- We will be maintaining social distancing in the waiting room and clinic areas, and adjusted our workflow to maximize the distance between patients.
- We’d prefer that parents remain in their cars. If this is not possible, please do not bring other family members to your appointment and please stay in the waiting room.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.