PPE for You & Us
PPE has and remains to be mandatory for all procedures in our offices. In addition to wearing face masks and gloves like we normally do, we will now also be wearing sterile gowns, face shields, and in some cases sterile scrub caps. You may also notice our front team members and office staff also wearing PPE; this is to ensure the safety of anyone who enters the office.
Pre-Screening Text Message
Once you schedule your appointment, you will get a text message with a brief COVID-19 questionnaire. If you have a positive answer to any of these questions, we will call you to follow up.
Temperature Checks & COVID-19 Screening
All team members will have their temperature checked and will be asked a few screening questions before starting their workday. When you arrive we will also need to check your temperature and ask you questions as well. We may need to reschedule your appointment in the event of a fever or any positive answers to the screening questions. We are doing this to play it safe and ensure your safety and the safety of others.
Patient Room Disinfecting
We have always followed strict disinfecting protocols but we have increased these even more. Instead of just sanitizing and disinfecting our patient rooms between patients, you may notice the plastic barriers covering most surfaces. These barriers are removed and properly disposed of after each patient, and before putting on a new one, everything in the patient room is sanitized and disinfected using EPA-registered disinfectant.
We are sanitizing and disinfecting any surface a patient may touch in our office on a regular schedule.
Any procedure that can be performed without generating aerosols will be done without them. In the event that a procedure requires aerosols, we have implemented high-volume dental aerosol suction in all of our patient rooms.
In addition to our state-of-the-art ventilation system, we have implemented medical-grade air sanitizers with UVC light to capture and kill any virus to all patient rooms and waiting areas.
If you or a family member has an auto-immune disorder or have any health-related issues that enhance your chance of catching COVID-19, we will be scheduling your appointment first thing in the morning to limit the number of people who have been in the office before or at the same time as you.
Where possible we are leaving doors open throughout our offices.
We have currently stopped offering any beverages except water in our offices.