The safety of our team and our patients will always be our top priority.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things changed, our commitment to your safety and well-being remains paramount. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Given these unprecedented times you will find that our commitment to meeting and exceeding these standards is unchanged.
Our infection control processes have been enhanced given the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. Below is information regarding our heightened infection control procedures we will follow in our practice to keep our team and our patients safe.
Our office follows infection control guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies closely so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that is issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations and to ensure that we provide a safe environment to deliver exceptional dental care.
When you visit our office, you will notice a number of changes, many of which set the standard in our dental community. We made these changes to protect our patients and team and exceed our previous meticulous procedures:
- We have installed extra-oral vacuums in our treatment rooms. These vacuums have been proven highly effective in reducing air contamination from aerosol generating dental procedures. This technology gives us comfort in knowing that we are doing our best during these unprecedented times.
- We have multiple free-standing ventilating systems throughout the office with Ultra HEPA filters that captures 100% of airborne allergens and pollutants.
- All team members are wearing additional personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate, such as surgical masks or N95 masks, full face shields or goggles with side shields to ensure an environment that is as safe and healthy as possible for patients and the dental team.
- All patients are required to wear a face covering and have their temperatures taken upon arrival. They are asked screening questions with regard to COVID-19 contact, testing and air travel.
- We have implemented remote check-in for dental appointments. Allowing patients to wait in their vehicles until their room is ready. This is to avoid anyone being in the waiting room.
- All doors handles, countertops, credit card terminals, etc… are disinfected after use to ensure a properly sanitized area.
- Everyone entering our office will sanitize their hands upon arrival. You will also find multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the office for frequent and convenient use.