Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all communicable diseases, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment.
Although our office already adheres to standard precautions, here are several additional protocols we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Screening all patients prior to appointments
- Taking temperatures of all patients, staff, and doctors
- Restricting use of the waiting room
- Enforcing mask wearing, except when a patient is actively being worked on
- Maintaining six feet of social distancing between patients, staff, and doctors as much as possible
- Using the appropriate PPE for the procedures performed
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms
If you have an appointment scheduled in the upcoming weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Travel to affected geographical regions within the past 14 days
- Exposure to an individual who has been confirmed to have Covid-19 in the past 14 days
If so, we will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds; if you do not have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
- 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.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.