Protecting You and Our Team
As many things have changed over the past year. 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 is both safe and comfortable. We want to explain to you about the infection control procedures we will be following in our practice to keep patients and our team 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 agency’s recommendations.
We have made these changes to help protect you and our team:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to review some screening questions
- We ask that you check in from your car via a phone call or text message to our front desk
- Family members/companions of patients are asked to wait in the car while they are receiving their dental treatment to avoid unnecessary gatherings in the reception area
- We ask that you please wear a face mask when you come in for your appointment
- Upon arrival we will have you complete and sign our pre-screening questionnaire
- You will have your temperature taken when you arrive to the office
- We will check your oxygen level with an oximeter
- We will have you use hand sanitizer before and after your appointment and wear gloves during your visit
- Pre-rinse protocol for all patients prior to dental treatment
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients
New equipment purchased to protect you and our dental team:
- We have added True HEPA Medical Grade Filtration Systems to Clean and Ionize the Air
- UV Ultraviolet lonized light for disinfection and sterilization.
- Extra-oral evacuation systems will be used in the patient treatment rooms to eliminate the aerosols generated during routine dental procedures.
- We sanitize treatment rooms and all other spaces before and after each patient.
- Additional PPE has been added as recommended by the CDC
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we have taken to keep you, and every patient safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Welcome Back ❤