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.
Please note that as a result of COVID-19, we have updated some of our daily procedures. You will still receive the same great service from our dedicated team, however, to ensure the safety of all our patients, we have implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff.
1. Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. You will be asked to inform us if you have a Fever, Cough or Shortness of Breath before your visit. You will also be asked if you have been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
2. 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.
3. Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
4. Please take your temperature the morning of your appointment. We will confirm no fever with a contactless thermometer upon your arrival.
5. You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
6. Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
7. 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.
8. Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
9. All of our employees will have their temperature checked and documented daily before their shift begins.
10. Our treatment rooms have always been disinfected in between patients, to include, but not limited to, the dental chairs, tv handles and remotes, computer monitors and keyboards, countertops, etc.
Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.