While many things have changed in the world of Dentistry, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have noticed this during your visits to our office. 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).
As we constantly monitor ongoing changes to recommendations to protect our patients and team, we want you to rest assured that a visit to our office is a safe experience, and essential to your overall health. It’s important to us that our patients can continue work with us to care for their mouths to prevent unnecessary pain and infection, and functional and cosmetic problems from effecting their lives. Afterall, someday we hope you can take off those masks and show off your beautiful smiles again!! We hope you feel well protected when you notice these changes that we are doing to provide above and beyond safety to your health.
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand via text, email or phone call to ask some screening questions. Those questions will be updated and reviewed upon your arrival before entering our office. Our goal is to keep high risk or sick patients in their homes until they are cleared, to protect our healthy patients and team.
- Arriving patients call our office upon arrival remain waiting in their car. We will call you back as soon as we are ready for you to be seen so you do not have to wait in the reception area.
- Only scheduled patients should come inside for their appointment.
- We ask our patients to use our hand sanitizer when you enter and exit the office.
- We have removed all magazines, children’s toys and any other touch items to prevent the spread of germs. If a pen is needed for you appointment, we would love for you to take it home with you to avoid spreading germs between people.
- All paperwork can now be done online with your own computer or cell phone to prevent the need to touch papers.
- Appointments are strategically made to allow for social distancing between patients. Before a patient enters our hallway, our team will assure that no paths will cross with other patients.
- We are scheduling to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients coming and going at the same time.
- Certain procedures require us to wear different masks, face shields and
gowns, especially for those procedures that generate sprays and aerosols.
This is for your protection. Our entire team are wearing our masks all day and will not be taking them off for conversations with our patients like we normally do. We apologize that this feels different, but these changes are made for your protection
- We have installed vacuum devices in each of our treatment rooms that are used to limit aerosols from spreading. Each room is fully disinfected with high level disinfectants between patients and disposable barriers are changed from all touch points.
- Air purifiers are constantly filtering air in all of our treatment areas and hallway with HEPA filters.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for your trust and for being a loyal patient. We value our relationships take pride in providing the best care available for our patients