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Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, as always we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and offering facemasks to patients.
We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use new facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC. Each member of our team is screened and performs temperature checks prior to starting their day at our office.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff. We screen all our patients and families prior to the appointment, as well as providing a follow-up health and wellness phone call a few days after the appointment. Only one parent/guardian per patient is allowed at this time to minimize the amount of people in the office and treatment rooms. Health screenings and temperature taking will be performed on both the patient and accompanying parent/guardian. We thank you for your patience and support.
When you visit our office, we ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive. We will let you know when you may enter. If we are not ready to see your child at the time you call, we ask you wait in your car and we will call you when we are ready. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our reception area.
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 direct you quickly to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.