Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19, we have always adhered to strict infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues, using multiple disposable barriers and single use products where available and always selecting high quality products. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We have always used new facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC.
While we have always been at the forefront of implementing safety protocols for patients and staff, 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.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas with increased frequency, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
- Providing masks for our administrative team members
- Providing masks for patients when necessary
- Limiting the number of individuals in our reception area
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 team.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our reception area. We also ask that you limit the number of individuals who accompany you to the office.
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 adequate 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 from your physician and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you 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.