Based on recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we have implemented a few changes in our practice we are certain you will notice on your next visit.
- All patients are asked to wear their face masks entering and leaving the office.
- All patients will be triaged one at a time. Screening questions will be reviewed, and your temperature taken.
- If your temperature reads above 100.4, you will be asked to call the office back to reschedule appointment in 14-21 days. You will be advised to contact your medical provider for evaluation.
- There will be no waiting in the waiting room at any time. All patients will be directly taken back to either the hygienist or the doctor.
- Limited number of patients will be allowed into the office at the same time. Patients will be asked to wait in their car until appointment time. Patients are to call the office when arriving at the office. If there are small children, they will be allowed to wait in the operatory that is occupied by the parent or guardian.
- Staff will be wearing additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Mask, gloves, face shields and gowns. Due to recent shortages and demands, the costs of PPE and infection control products has increased significantly. To best offset this we are adding a $15 fee to each appointment.
- All surfaces in the office will be continuously disinfected with Cavicide, such as door handles, pens, clipboards, counters, bathroom, waiting area chairs, hand sanitizer pumps and all other remaining areas that are accessible to patients.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the new normal. However, everything above is subject to change as the CDC and the ADA continue to monitor and update the information concerning Covid-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.