ENHANCED OFFICE PRECAUTIONS
Because of the limitation dental offices experienced during the recent shut-down, many appointments had to be canceled. We are working hard to prioritize delayed treatments and have added extra hours in order to provide the safest and most timely oral health care.
When you arrive for your appointment you may notice many new protocols for both your and our added safety during this time. Below is a list of our enhanced precautions.
- All people entering the office are asked to wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer we are providing.
- Our staff is being prescreened for good health at the beginning of each day.
- Our scheduled patients are being prescreened for good health and any medical concerns prior to being appointed and before we bring them into a treatment room.
- We are only allowing patients to come into the office at this time. If you are not the patient, kindly wait in your vehicle or stay home.
- A clear barrier has been installed at our front desk.
- Our practice has staggered appointments for each provider to minimize congregating in our lobby and to allow each room to be fully disinfected for 10 minutes between patients.
- The office now has 4 added HEPA high volume air filtration systems for treatment rooms.
- All patients are asked to rinse with an antibacterial mouth rinse for 60 seconds prior to treatment.
- During treatment staff wear N95 masks, a protective surgical mask over the N95 that is discarded after each patient, a gown and surgical cap that is changed after each patient and laundered, and a face shield.
- We have hired additional staff to meet the demands that come with satisfying all new protocol appropriately.
- We are asking all patients who would like a friend or family member to listen to consultations and treatment recommendations to refrain from coming into the office and facilitating a phone conference instead.
If you have any questions about the appropriateness of being seen with your particular medical and dental health issues, please feel free to contact us or your primary care provider. Should you or a recent social acquaintance have a fever or feel ill in anyway, please cancel your appointment. Dental emergencies are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.