We Are Taking Emergency Appointments For Patients of Record Only
As much concern is spreading involving the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made the decision that, for the time being, we will be closing for the next few weeks and will be seeing emergency patients by appointment only. We have had the pleasure of helping our patients for as long as we have with their dental needs, but we now feel it is in the best interests of our work family as well as our patients and their families to temporarily close.
With that being said, we want to inform you of the steps that we are taking in protecting our patients and staff through this time. Many of our everyday routine practices that are already in place provide a very safe and clean environment. Our team utilizes gloves, masks and clinic jackets throughout every appointment. Following each patient visit, we thoroughly spray and disinfect any area the patient came in contact with including the patient chair as well as all tools and instruments used. Many of our items used with patients are one-time use, disposable items such as bibs, cleaning angles and suction tips. Our waiting areas and offices are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. We also have hand sanitizer available throughout every common area as well as in our offices.
In addition to our regular routine of cleaning, we’ve implemented additional disinfection of our waiting areas throughout the day including door handles, chairs and tables. We have also removed magazines from the waiting area as they cannot be disinfected to the level we desire for the protection of our patients.
You can do your part by having excellent hand hygiene. Frequently washing your hands for 20-30 seconds with soap and water is recommended. Hand-to-hand contact should be limited as much as possible. Our staff follows a ‘sick’ policy that requires them to stay at home and seek care if they are feeling ill or running a fever. Staff are not allowed to return to work until their fever has been gone for 24 hours. We ask that our patients follow this policy as well. Please let us know if you have traveled outside the country in the last 30 days or have been in contact with someone who has.
As always, the well-being of our staff and patients is our number one priority. Throughout this time, we want to continue to provide you with the best possible dental care to keep your smile on the right track. We will continue to provide exceptional dental care to each patient and do our part to help maintain your oral health. We will stay committed to helping you, and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit!