We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows 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 follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be asked some screening questions before we start any dental treatment. If you are suffering from any symptoms from COVID-19 please delay any dental treatment until the appropriate quarantine is observed.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. Patients will be required to wear a face covering.
If you feel more comfortable waiting in your vehicle, please call the office when you arrive and we can call you when we are ready to screen you.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Parents will not be allowed to accompany their children during treatment. You are welcome to delay treatment until these regulations are lifted. Please limit extra companions to your dental visit.