Infection control is a top priority in our practice. Our office follows the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. We are monitoring the activities and evidence of our public health and medical colleagues regularly so we can remain up to date on the guidelines being recommended. We are implementing the newest infection control protocols for safe dental care as they are released.
Too keep everyone as safe as possible, the following measures are being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- In accordance with the state mandate, masks are required upon entering the office
- If you would prefer to wait in your car before your appointment, please call the office when you arrive and we will let you know when to come in.
- We ask that, when possible, only the scheduled patient come to their appointment. If necessary, one healthy support person may accompany the patient to their appointment. No children should accompany a patient unless the child is also being seen for an appointment at that time.
- Upon entering the office, we will take your temperature.
- All magazines and other reading material have been removed from the waiting room as they are difficult to disinfect.
- Please call the office to reschedule your appointment if in the past 2 weeks you or a family member have experienced any fever, respiratory, or flu-like symptoms, or have knowingly been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
- Any person in the office displaying symptoms will be promptly rescheduled.
The following procedures have always, and will continue to be, followed by our practice to help protect our patients and our staff:
- All surfaces and equipment are cleaned with a broad spectrum surface disinfectant between patients that is effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- We heat sterilize all instruments used inside the mouth between each patient using the best-in-class sterilization equipment.
- Our team members routinely sanitize patient waiting rooms and frequently touched surfaces.
- All team members that work in clinical spaces wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for the procedure being performed.
Please do not hesitate to call the office with any questions you may have regarding the steps we are taking to keep you and our practice safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your trust in our practice, we look forward to seeing you soon.