Our Office’s Safety Precautions
As we have always done, our office adheres to all standardized infection control measures recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This includes wearing masks and gloves, disinfection of all surfaces with an EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectant, and sterilization of all instruments and equipment.
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to help protect the health of our patients and staff.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection and updating medical history prior to each appointment
- Taking every patient’s temperature prior to each appointment
- Asking patients to utilize the provided hand sanitizer at the reception desk upon entry to our office
- Providing masks for any non-patient family member who accompanies the patient to the appointment
- Limiting the number of scheduled patients in the treatment area to one time to allow for social distancing
- Daily screening of our staff, including multiple daily temperature checks
- Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas frequently, including door handles and bathrooms
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
- Loss of smell or taste
- Flu-like symptoms
- Exposure to COVID-19 with the need to quarantine
- Airline travel within the past 14 days
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.
- Wear a mask if possible.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
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 prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.