COVID-19 UPDATE JULY 2021: A lot has changed for us as a community this last year, and we are all looking forward for life to return back to normal. Your overall health and wellness has always been our highest priority. After evaluating the most current information and ADA recommendations we remain confident in our ability to provide dental care in a safe and healthy environment. We are implementing the following additional precautions and recommendations to our patients and team members in light of COVID -19.
At this time, face coverings are optional for individuals while in our office. For those that wish to wear a mask, we ask that you bring your own mask when entering the building. We will follow local, state or federal guidelines if there are mandated changes.
Although our entry door is no longer locked, we prefer that only the patient come in for their appointment. If the patient is a minor or has special needs and requires a guardian, it is okay for additional family members to come in. We do ask that you be respectful of social distancing to others as much as possible while in our office.
We will be taking temperatures when and if there is an increase in diagnosed cases in the area. We recommend any patient stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you are sick, we will help you reschedule. If you are uncertain, please call our office prior to your appointment.
We will maintain a clean and safe environment and continue to comply with OSHA and CDC infection control guidelines.
We have standard protocols in place to disinfect all surfaces and patient contact areas. We sterilize or safely dispose of all instruments and products used during patient care. We utilize personal protective equipment to keep you and our team members safe. In addition, we have installed air purifiers around the office to help reduce airborne viral and bacterial load.
We have reviewed the procedures for proper hand hygiene, reinforced their importance, and encouraged accountability between team members.
We continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the American Dental Association and will continue to seek guidance from these agencies and local public health officials. As new information becomes available, we will make the necessary adjustments to our operations and will keep you informed of any changes.
Historically, dentistry has been a leader in setting the highest standards for patient care and safety. We will continue to put the safety of everyone in our office as a highest priority.
We hope you find this information useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.