ADDITIONAL AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Rest assured, our staff has been thoroughly prepared and trained for added safety. Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs designed to further their preparedness and understanding.
HEALTH CHECKS EVERY DAY FOR EVERYONE
At our office, we’ll be conducting no-contact temperature checks for each team member every day. They are also asked a series of health-related questions to ensure they’re able to treat patients safely.
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
It truly breaks our hearts to say this but, (for the time being), we ask that there are no hugs or handshakes at the office. We love all of our patients, and someday we’ll be able to share our welcomes and goodbyes without social distancing measures.
SCRUBS STAY AT THE OFFICE
As another added safety precaution, our team members now change into and out of their clean scrubs at the office instead of at home.
You no longer are required to sit in your car to check in. If you prefer to check-in and sit in the reception area, please come upstairs to answer your COVID screening questions, and you may wait for your appointment. If you prefer to wait in your car, please call the office to check in and you will be called up when your chair is ready.
SANITIZE YOUR HANDS PLEASE
We will have hand sanitizer located throughout the office. When you arrive for an appointment, please sanitize your hands to help minimize the risks of cross-contamination.
MORE TIME BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS
We’ve cut back on the number of patients we see daily. This allows for more time between appointments for our team to clean, sanitize, and prepare treatment areas for our next patient.
PATIENT TEMPERATURE CHECK AND SCREENING
When you come in for an appointment, we’ll do a quick no-touch check of your temperature and ask you some health-related questions.
FOLLOW THE SIGNS
You’ll notice our office setup might look a little different. We now have fewer chairs in the reception area to allow for proper social distancing. Much like at the local stores, you’ll see helpful signs and one-way areas to help effectively keep six feet away from one another.
SANITIZE AND CLEAN WHEN YOU LEAVE
Once you leave the office following treatment, our team gets to work cleaning, disinfection, and sanitizing everything in the office. This includes all tools, equipment, and surface areas.
CONSISTENT STERILIZATION OF TOOLS
In line with the CDC recommendations, we’re continuing our standard procedure of sterilizing all tools or anything near your mouth in our autoclave using high heat and pressure.
MASKING – UPDATE
Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a mask. Despite this change, we continue to welcome masks. All dental personnel will continue to wear masks.
FILTERING THE AIR
Thanks to our new HEPA-grade filtration through the office, you can breathe easy knowing the air is free from harmful airborne particles.
NO WAITING ROOM ACTIVITIES
For health reasons, we’ve removed all magazines and other activities from our waiting area.