We have always been and will continue to be committed to keeping you safe!
The standard safety and infection control precautions we take every day in the treatment areas prevent the spread of infection, including COVID-19.
Before you enter our exam room:
- All surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected.
- Protective covers over equipment are replaced after each patient.
- Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between every patient. Disposable dental tools and needles are never re-used.
- All dental staff involved in patient care use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear when needed.
- Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves and changes PPE as recommended.
We are also implementing extra precautions throughout the office, such as:
- Frequently sanitizing surfaces in and around doors, waiting areas and reception desks
- Eliminating access to shared items like pens and magazines.
- Screening patients and staff before they enter the office and/or receive treatment, by asking questions and taking temperatures.
- Requiring every patient and staff to wear a mask.
- Offering hand sanitizer upon arrival and before checkout.
- Practicing safe social distancing.
Notice to patients: Due to increased PPE requirement and demand, we must implement a sterilization/disinfection PPE fee for each appointment.
Information and recommendations are changing quickly. But, please know that we are staying up-to-date on safety protocols and guidelines established by governing bodies like the CDC, ADA, FDA and OSHA.
We are doing everything we can to help keep you healthy. You can help too:
- Be honest about any COVID-19 exposure or symptoms you have had or are having.
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethyl alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes or nose.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with your elbow.
- Stay home if you feel sick.
- Stay home if you have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is prevalent.
- Stay home if you have been exposed to the COVID-19.