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. You may see some changes when it is time for your appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be
asked these same questions again when you are in the office.
- We will kindly ask you to wear a mask upon entering the office. If you do not have one, we will
provide you one when you arrive.
- During check-in, we will take your body temperature as part of our screening process.
- We have removed magazines, books, and other reading materials from our reception area and
treatment rooms, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, and to reduce the
number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you and so we may properly disinfect treatment rooms between appointments.
- In addition to standard personal protection equipment (PPE), our team is wearing additional layers
of PPE including, but not limited to, disposable gowns, N95 or KN95 masks, and face shields.
- We are installing barriers between our front office area and patient check-in/check-out areas to act
as an additional protective layer for patients and staff.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our safety measures and your upcoming appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you and be well!