While following COVID-19 health protocols remains a high priority, we also encourage patients to not let the pandemic prevent them from maintaining their dental care. We have taken very specific steps to ensure patient safety.
The measures we have taken to enhance safety and prioritize the health of all staff, patients and guests follow infection control recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Specifically, the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of patients and staff, include:
- Installing a state-of the art cleaning system to reduce contaminants in the air, using a paperless dental system to reduce office touchpoints, and sanitizing all high touch points, common areas, treatment rooms and restrooms throughout the day. The office is continuing to use a professional commercial cleaning company to perform nightly cleanings.
- All staff wear N95 masks and change lab coats after every aerosol procedure. Additionally, the office is using high-volume suction to reduce aerosols during hygiene and doctor procedures.
- We are requesting patients to cancel appointments if they do not feel well the day of their scheduled visit or if they have had any of the following symptoms within seven days of the scheduled visit: a fever, chills, dry cough, or difficulty breathing. We will readily reschedule any appointment.
- We are also taking the temperature of all patients and guests with a touch-free thermometer in addition to asking some basic COVID-19 screening questions at check-in. Additionally, we are providing hand sanitizer in the reception area and throughout the office. In an effort to limit the number of guests waiting, we ask that patients do not arrive early.
- All staff, patients and guests are required to wear masks in the building.