OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients. With this in mind, we would like to share the additional steps we are taking in addition to our normal standards of care that meet 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 on-going commitment that will evolve with the times. As always, we welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions and to address all concerns.
NO HANDSHAKES OR HUGS
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 have removed and spaced out chairs in our lobby to allow for social distancing. You may also choose to call us when you arrive and wait in your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
PRE-SCREENING OF EVERY PATIENT
A quick health questionnaire and consent form, along with a no-touch temperature check, will be completed when you arrive at our office.
HOSPITAL-GRADE HAND SANITIZING STATION
We ask that every patient sanitize their hands upon entering. We have hand sanitizer at the front desk, as well as in every operatory.
CLEANING AFTER EVERY APPOINTMENT
We have always followed OSHA and CDC guidelines as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment, and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
CDC-APPROVED INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Instruments are heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
N95 & ASTM LEVEL 3 MASKS
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind CDC recommended masks at all times.
ADVANCED CHAIRSIDE SUCTION
Whenever possible, we will activate high-speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
INSTALLED CLEAR BARRIERS
Hard plastic guards have been placed strategically at our front desk and are cleaned regularly to help block the movement of airborne particles.