Cleanliness and infection control have always been a top priority in dentistry. At our office we strive to instill a sterile environment by following all 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 are taking every precaution necessary to limit exposure to our staff and patients within our office to keep everyone safe and you might see some new procedures when it is time for your appointment, as our commitment to everyone’s health and safety.
Our office will communicate with you before-hand to ask some screening questions when we call to confirm appointments. The same questions will be asked again when you arrive at the office -
Any recent travel history inside/outside of the US Experienced coughing, fever, new loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pain or shortness of breath, any flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset, headache or fatigue. Been in close contact with an individual diagnosed or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been asked to be quarantined.
You will be asked to wear a properly-fitted face mask whenever possible while in the office.
Temperatures will be taken with touch-less thermometers. All employees are screened similarly and their temperatures are being checked when they enter the office.
You will be asked to use provided hand sanitizer upon entering the office at the front desk. We recommend using it upon leaving as well.
All magazines and children’s books and toys have been removed from the waiting room, since they cannot be cleaned adequately and therefore pose a transmission risk.
Appointments will be spaced/managed to allow for physical distancing between patients and to allow for adequate time for treatment room disinfection.
Patients are requested to come to their appointments alone. One parent is allowed with a minor.
The office has hospital grade air filtration systems to ensure exceptional air quality.We are getting additional suction and vacuum systems to capture droplets and particles resulting from dental procedures.
The staff will be frequently disinfecting all door knobs, chairs, common areas including bathrooms and pens are kept in two separate bins of clean and used.
We will be using rubber dams for mostly all dental procedures and have patients rinse with 1.5% Hydrogen peroxide before the start of any procedure.
We appreciate how difficult this has been for everybody, and we thank you for your compliance with our modified practice routines. We value your trust and loyalty, and have missed seeing our patients, our neighbors, our friends. Welcome back !