COVID Protocols & Policies
In light of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic, there are several things that you may notice we are doing differently to provide the safest dental care possible. Please browse below to learn about our COVID 19 Policies.
When you arrive for your dental appointment, we ask that you call or text our office. We will let you know when it is your turn to enter the office and waiting room area. We will take your temperature and complete a COVID- Pre-Screen upon arrival. Any patient with a temperature exceeding 100 degrees will be asked to reschedule their appointment. We will ask that you wear a mask and only remove it when instructed to do so by the staff prior to care. We will strategically stagger your entrance into the building to abide by social distancing guidelines. Only four people will be allowed in our waiting room at a time., and each chair will be disinfected after use. If you are accompanying a small child or an adult that needs assistance, please let the staff know when you call into the office. We ask that only the person with the dental appointment enter into the building except for in the above mention situations.
We have purchased four extra-oral suction machines that are designed specifically to reduce any aerosols produced by our dental equipment. The ADS suction units will be utilized by both our hygienists and doctors anytime we are providing dental care that generates aerosols. Please view the informational video below.
AIR FILTRATON IN COMMON AREAS
We have installed two medical grade air purification systems outside of the dental operatories. The ADP-70 is made by Osopure and utilizes Photocatalytic Oxidation to destroy particles as small as .001 microns. These air filtration systems will keep both our staff and patients healthy.
MASKS, SHIELDS, PPE
In order to keep the staff as safe as possible, we are following all recommended PPE Guidelines. Please know that we would love for you to see our smiling faces day in and day out, but we are required to wear a N95 or equivalent face mask anytime we are on the treatment floor. We also will be wearing disposable gowns over top of our scrubs whenever aerosols are produced, and thus keeping the temperature slightly cooler than normal in the office. Please plan accordingly and bring a light jacket or hoodie if you are prone to getting chilled in the air conditioning.
INFECTION CONTROL CLEANING POLICIES
We have profoundly increased our already vigorous infection prevention and control policies. The office is receiving a deep cleaning every evening. We are partaking in a slightly more time-consuming routine in between each patient appointment as well. We are making our best effort to stay on track with starting your appointment on time, but please know that if you are waiting slightly longer than normal…it is probably because we are cleaning and sanitizing!