Keeping Patients Safe During Their Treatment
We hope you and your family are well. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same…our commitment to your health, safety and comfort. As we reopen during the pandemic, we want to let you know what we do to keep you safe during your treatment.
WEARING OUR PPE
When it comes to preventing the spread of disease, rest assured that we have always used universal precautions including the use of masks, glasses, gloves, sterile instruments and devices, as well as clean and disinfect environmental services.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have observed this during your visits to our office. Our office follows recommendations made by the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Association. We are staying up-to-date on any new rulings and guidance that may be issued. Frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected often.
REMOVING OTHER RISKS
Our office will communicate with you and ask some screening and triage questions prior to your appointment while waiting in your vehicle versus the waiting room.
We have hand sanitizer available for use in our office for you/your child to use as needed. All magazines, reading material and toys that may be difficult to disinfect will be removed from the waiting room.
Thankfully our dental chairs are over six feet apart, and when possible only two of the four chairs in the main operatory will be used at any given time. Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. Certain days and times will be available for scheduling procedures such as braces on, braces off, and repairs with the patient seated in one isolated chair.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Brush your teeth at home prior to arrival at the office.
- Reschedule your appointment if you are sick with a fever, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients.
- Don’t bring any extra family members to your appointments if it is not necessary.
- Wash your hands often, and before you arrive at our office.
- Practice social distancing, avoid close contact and cover your coughs and sneezes.