Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to CDC and OSHA standardized infection control measures with appropriate sterilization and equipment. We use appropriate faceshields, respirator masks, gowns and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the CDC. We have also added industrial-grade air filtration systems in each operatory.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories.
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms and other common areas..
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our team.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. We will also ask that you wear a facemask or covering while you are in the building and officespace. Please come alone to your appointment, if possible, to keep our waiting room at a lower capacity of patients.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands to cover your mouth.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to the spread of COVID-19, please visit the https://www.cdc.gov/ website.