We want you to be assured that your visit will be a safe one. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, our office followed strict infection control guidelines that would have prevented the transmission of the novel coronavirus (or any virus) to our patients or staff. ln an abundance of caution, we have increased the frequency and thoroughness of our sanitizing procedures and we are following all safety procedures recommended by the Center for Disease Control, American Dental Association, and OSHA.
We have always cleaned our waiting area every night. Now, we’re also cleaning it throughout the day and paying special attention to wiping down chairs, door handles, and other things patients frequently touch. We have also made changes in the waiting area and our scheduling to allow for increased social distancing.
Please note, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, reside with or have been in contact with someone who tested positive, or believes there is a chance you may be infected, we would prefer to postpone your appointment for at least three weeks.
lf you have the following symptoms, please call to re-schedule: Fever or chills, a nonproductive cough, shortness of breath, a change in taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting or stomach upset, headache, extreme fatigue, or flu-like symptoms.
To lessen the chance of contact with other patients, we ask that you call from the parking lot when you arrive and wait in your car. We will call you when we are ready to seat you for your appointment. Please use the hand sanitizer at the front desk as you enter the office. We ask you not to bring other family members to your appointment unless they are also receiving treatment or if you need them to provide you with transportation or assistance. Be advised that we will only allow the person being treated into the operatory. All others must wait in the reception room or in their car.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation. We truly appreciate having you as a member of our dental family.