We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients.
With this in mind, we are happy to share the 20 additional steps we are taking to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions are incremental to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA, and ADA guidelines for dental practices.
Our goal is to add peace of mind to the friendliness and clinical excellence you have come to expect. Of course, this is part of an ongoing commitment that will evolve with the times. As always, we welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions and address all concerns.
We are in this together, and we will never underestimate the power of a smile!
Each day, one person will be designated to guide our Commitment to Safety. This includes greeting patients, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and overall monitoring.
No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are "back to normal".
We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing practice. These tours will have to wait for your next visit.
In the past, you might have seen us at the grocery store in our stylish scrubs. No longer. Now, we change into and out of our newly-cleaned scrubs at the office, every day.
Now, you can check-in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
We are limiting the number of people in our office by asking people to come alone if they can and leave children at home. We also limit who comes back into the treatment areas so less risk of aerosols.
We have 2 days a week where only one doctor is working and patients can have an appointment in safer hours and be seated far from other patients if they desire.
Every patient will be asked to thoroughly disinfect their hands before entering the clinical area of our practice.
We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
We have cut down on paper given to the patients by offering to email receipts or post op instructions.
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
* If you would like a mask we offer it to them upon entering.
Whenever possible, we will activate high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.
Please avoid wearing watches or accessories
We clean the bathroom after each use.