Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using EPA registered cleaners, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment.
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.
- Screening Doctors and Staff daily for signs or symptoms of infection.
- 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
The day before your appointment we will reach out to you to, so please, check your phones! We will discuss your Child’s health status, the dental treatment required, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, your family, our other patients, and our staff.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. Please call the office when you arrive at the parking lot. There will be a virtual waiting room, we will text or call you when to come and check at the front desk. Only patients that are unable to wait in a vehicle are invited to use the waiting room. Upon entering, for your protection and that of our other patients and staff you will be asked a set of prescreening questions and your temperature will be taken.
Everyone entering our facility will be required to have a facemask or cloth face covering. You can also use a bandana or a cloth to cover your mouth and nose.
As a courtesy to our other patients and our staff, only one companion per patient will be allowed in our office. Only patients with an appointment will be allowed to enter our facility.
We hope that all these additional precautions and procedures are temporary and that as we together beat this virus, they will be relaxed by the corresponding Health Authorities.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call.