To help prevent the transmission of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures set by FDA and CDC. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants, as well as appropriate sterilization of all instruments and disinfecting digital equipment. We also use specialized surgical grade or N95 face masks, face shields, and protective gowns approved by CDC and FDA guidelines.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are additional steps we have taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection upon entry into the practice.
- Disinfecting shoes with Hypochlorous Acid, a safe solution yet a potent disinfectant highly effective as an antimicrobial agent.
- Taking temperature of patients upon entry in the practice and asking COVID-19 questionnaire set by CDC guidelines.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
- Routine COVID-19 testing of our team.
- Keeping a social distancing whenever it is possible.
- Medical Grade Air Filteration with H13 HEPA filters in each treatment room and hallway, which captures 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 micron including viruses.
- Fogging all areas of the practice with Hydrochlorous Acid, a proven, safe and potent disinfectant for air space and surfaces used by airlines, day care centers, and cruise lines
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few days, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of smell
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in the operatory. All patients must be wearing a mask before they enter the facility. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you prior to entering the facility.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve or shirt.
- Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention or contact your medical provider.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.