Temporary Suspension of Non-Emergency Dental Appointments due to COVID-19
We hope you and your family are in good health. The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and community are the top priority of our office. We have voluntarily suspended non-urgent and elective dental care until June 1, 2020 as directed by the public health authorities. Please know we are here for you in case you need us, for any help, during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your understanding and be safe and healthy.
We have always strives to instill a clean and sterile environment with thorough disinfection and sterilization protocol. 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 changes when it is time for your appointment.
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.
Temperatures will be taken with touch-less thermometers. All employees are screened similarly and their temperatures are being checked when they enter the office.
All magazines and children’s books and toys have been removed from the waiting room.
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.
It is requested that everyone entering the office will need to wear a mask.
Please sanitize your hands with the hand sanitizer at the front desk.
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% Hydrogen peroxide before the start of any procedure.
We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you again.