We would like to share with you what steps we are taking to make your future dental visits as safe as possible. Most importantly, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our patients and team continues to be our top priority.
Face Masks and Coverings
A face mask or covering will be required during your visit. You will be asked to wear the mask/covering during the times before and after your dental care. Children over 2 years of age will be asked to wear a mask. Thank you!
Along with taking your temperature upon entry to the practice, we will be asking screening questions prior to your appointment. Patients will be asked to reschedule if they have any of these symptoms or risk factors:
- Cough and a fever of 100.4 or higher.
- OR shortness of breath.
- OR have been someplace where coronavirus is widespread in the past two weeks.
- OR have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Due to limited space and in an effort to practice social distancing, we will be making every attempt to stagger appointments to minimize your contact with other patients.
We may reach out to you to adjust your appointment by 10-20 minutes. We appreciate your flexibility to improve our social distancing efforts within the practice.
Reception Area Closure
To help minimize the contact between patients and to uphold social distancing recommendations in our small office, we will be temporarily closing our reception area. We ask that you stay in your car upon your arrival to the practice. Please give our office a call and we can confirm your room is ready.
All patients will have their temperatures taken upon entry to the practice using a non-contact thermometer.
The practice can only receive patients with scheduled appointments at this time. All guests will be asked to remain outside of the office. If you have a special circumstance, please give our office a call prior to your appointment.
Medical History Updates
To minimize patients' touch on items within the practice, we now have our Medical History form online! If you are due to update your medical history, we will be sending you a HIPAA compliant form via email or text.
There is an option to print out the form at home to complete by hand. Once completed, you can scan and email us the the form or bring to your appointment.
Per ADA recommendation, we will be asking every patient to do a pre-procedural rinse with 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide. There are promising studies that shows this can reduce viral load prior to your dental treatment.
Due to concerns of aerosol infections, we have introduced high performance air purifiers to each treatment room and common area. We have also installed UV Light Air Purifiers into our central air system to eliminate microbes as air cycles repeatedly through the system.
While we have always followed stringent infection control protocols in our office, we will be implementing additional measures to keep both you and our team safe. You will notice us donning additonal Personal Protective Equipment and we will be wearing PPE to greet you and throughout the appointment. Hopefully, you won't forget what we look like! :)
Patient Comfort Items
While we want to make sure you are comfortable during your visit, to limit exposure, we will not be offering blankets, headphones, or iPods. Please dress in layers to your appointment as our operatories may run a little cooler than usual with the doors open and purifiers on. Additionally, if you would like to have any individual music for your visit, please bring your music and headphones to your appointment as well.
We recognize that this is a time filled with uncertainties for everyone and we want to assure you of our commitment to provide you with the services you depend on in the safest manner possible. We really appreciate your patience as we continue to adjust and update our protocols to meet current recommendations.
We look forward to taking care of you!