COVID-19 Protocols in Place
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations 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 so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
- All patrons entering the building will be required to wear a mask.
- Should you prefer to wait in your vehicle you can call up upon arrival and we will come get you when it is time to come in.
- We have hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- If there are no medical contra indications, a pre-procedural rinse of Iodine 0.5% solution for 30 seconds prior to treatment is given.
- We have the most modern vacuum system available that can provide maximum suction to all treatment rooms during simultaneous use and have limited the use of aerosol producing procedures.
- We have air purifiers installed in all areas of the building sufficient to cover our entire facility.
- Our staff are changing their lab jackets for each patient, wearing masks, face shields and/or eye protection.
- Staff are being asked the same screening questions and having temperature checks each day upon entry into the building.
- We have installed plexiglass barriers around the front desk.
- Each room is properly disinfected as per our usual universal precautions, using cleaners that have been clinically shown to kill human corona virus.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.