Covid-19 Protocols

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your previous visits to our office. Our infection control processes are designed so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations determined by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and 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 will see many changes (both physical and behavioral) when you come for your next appointment to ensure your safety. These measures have been incorporated into our already comprehensive infection control program. 

We want you to feel comfortable when you come in for your appointment. Please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our new safety measures. See you soon!

Before Your Appointment
  • To make sure patients are healthy, our team may call you to ask you some health-related questions before your scheduled visit.

  • To limit the number of patients in the waiting room, you may be asked to wait outside the office or in your car until the team is ready for you.

  • You may be asked to limit the number of people you bring with you or allow older children to go into the office without a parent. Some additional cleaning and sanitation measures will be done after each patient leaves to prepare the space for you.

During Your Appointment
  • Many cities and states are asking people to wear face masks in public. You’ll be asked to wear one to your appointment as well.

  • The dental team will take your temperature and may repeat the health questions asked before your appointment.

  • High-touch items like toys or magazines may be removed from the waiting room.

  • The dental team may wear additional protective equipment, including face masks, plastic face shields, goggles and surgical gowns.

After Your Appointment
  • If you start to experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 days of your appointment, call to alert the office staff so those who came into contact with you may be tested for the disease.

  • Schedule your next appointment on your way out. Your oral health is connected to your overall health, so one of the many ways you can stay healthy during these times is to keep up with regular dental care. We are here for you!