Important Information Regarding COVID-19
We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients.
With this in mind, we are happy to share the additional steps we are taking to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions are incremental to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines for dental practices.
Advanced Staff Training
Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
Temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
No Handshakes or Hugs
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are “back to normal”.
Once in the dental chair, every patient will be provided an antimicrobial oral rinse to help reduce the bacterial and viral count within the mouth.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
Virtual Waiting Room
Now, you can check-in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizer
Touchless hand sanitizing station available to disinfect your hands as you enter the office.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We are super clean as we sanitize & disinfect all surfaces and equipment and sterilize all instruments in each operatory after every patient.
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
KN95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind masks at all times.
Front Desk Masks
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks.
HEPA Air Filtration
Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA air cleaners in each operatory and in the reception area.
No Magazines or Activities
This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.
Installed Clear Barriers
Hard plastic guards have been placed at the front desk, which are cleaned regularly and adds a clear, but effective boundary.
We require that all patients who enter our office wear a mask at all times while in common spaces such as waiting and reception areas.
Personal Protective Equipment
In addition to our customary masks and gloves, our clinical staff have added removable gowns to add another layer of safety and protection. It’s very simply: by protecting ourselves, we’re protecting you and your families as well!
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirusOur goal is to add peace-of-mind to the friendliness and clinical excellence you have come to expect. Of course, this is part of an on-going commitment that will evolve with the times. We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. As always, we welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions and to address all concerns.