Our Commitment to Your Safety
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 previous 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.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients, our families, and our community.
- 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 and will have your temperature taken.
- All patients and staff will be asked to wear masks -with the exception of when you are actively receiving treatment.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- Our reception room will be practically empty.
- With the exception of parents or caregivers, we ask all guests accompanying patients to wait in the car.
- We will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- A new Plexiglas barrier spans our front desk.
- Plasma and HEPA filter air purifiers are working to constantly clean our office air.
- We will look a little different with some new protective gear!
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you safe in our practice. Please give us a call at 622-4354 to learn more about what we are doing for you!
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.