There is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff. We have always maintained the highest level of disinfection and cleanliness which exceeds the CDC guidelines. However, in consideration of the current concerns please be aware that we have reviewed and redoubled our efforts to provide you with the safest possible environment for your dental care. This including increased and ongoing sanitization of all surfaces including those in waiting areas and front desk counters.
We expect the current situation will abate.
In the meantime, we are taking the following additional initiatives:
- Reducing the number of patients being scheduled in order to Minimize time in the waiting area. -We also ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to your appointments in order to help us in “social distancing”.
- We will be asking Covid-19 specific health history questions when you make your appointment and reviewing them with you when you come to the office.
- If you feel sick please reschedule.
- Let us know if you think you may have been exposed or have recently traveled to a region where infection has been prevalent.
- We are also suggesting to those who might be at risk due to other medical conditions to consider postponing non-emergency procedures until a time when the possibility of risk has abated.
Additional measures being taken in the office to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff include:
- We have expanded the use of a device called Isolite which we have had available in our office for several years. It is placed prior to doing work that would emit an aerosol such as while using either a dental handpiece or a Cavitron. It is attached to the high-volume suction system and pulls virtually all the aerosol and droplets out. It also prevents pooling water in the mouth as well as providing a comfortable bite block to close on so you don’t have to work so hard keeping your mouth open. And these are disposable devices so you never have to worry about cross-contamination.
- We are installing high filtration air purification devices as well as other systems to provide you with the safest possible environment for your dental care.
- Our staff will wear appropriate PPE at all times.
In times of uncertainty, our number one priority is to be here for our patients and our community—so our doors are remaining open following the latest mandates and guidelines. We are monitoring this daily and will send out additional announcements, as things change.