COVID-19 Awareness in our office:

 

Dear Patients,

 

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, 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 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. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may 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 communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. Most patient forms can be completed via our website in order to minimize wait time and contact.

  • We ask that only one parent or guardian accompany the child to the office and that this person wear a mask at all times while in the office.

  • In order to maintain reasonable social distancing we ask that you wait in the parking lot until a staff member notifies you that you may enter  so that there is minimal overlap of families within the office.

  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.  We will monitor body temperature with a no touch thermometer of both patient and parent/guardian before coming back to be seen by the doctor. 

  • Surgical grade HEPA/UVC filters have been placed in every operatory room to ensure that air is recycled and disinfected  properly throughout the day. Additionally, an “air scrubber” unit has been installed onto the central HVAC system to further sterilize the returned air throughout the office.

  • 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 look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.