In the effort of support national effort to fight the COVID-9 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:
We are following 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). as a way to limit patient and staff exposures to this virus. We make sure that our infection control procedures are current to each agencies’ recommendations.
What you can expect upon arriving to our office and things you should know:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office and we will be taking your temperature at this time.
- 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.
- 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.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
- 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 will ask you to call from your car when you arrive at our office and our staff will let you know if you should proceed into the office or wait in your car for us to call you.
- To reduce the number of people in our office, we are asking that unless absolutely necessary, that only the patient receiving treatment enter the office
- We will ask all patients to use a pre-procedure rinse once we have you back in the operatory.
- If you are experiencing flu like or COVID like symptoms or have a fever, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.
We require all patients entering our buildings and offices to wear a mask/face covering. If you have an appointment, once you are seated in the operatory, you will remove your mask. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to keep each other healthy.