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We're committed to keeping our patients and community safe, so we developed this set of frequently asked questions to help our patients understand our policies as we approach the rapidly evolving situation with the spread of Coronaviris (COVID-19).
We recognize the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances and will continue to monitor the situation and update our policies on this page as new information becomes available.
What Is The Status Of Our Office?
At this time, our office remains open in order to continue to provide you with the dental care you need.
The health and well-being of our patients and dental office team remain our highest priority, and we are strictly adhering to all federal, state, and local regulations.
We recognize the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances will continually update on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.
What Types Of Patients Are We Accepting?
We're currently seeing all healthy patients as usual. We're continuing to monitor and strictly adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations.
For the safety of our patients and dental team, our office is taking additional steps to help prevent transmission of disease, in addition to standard precautions.
Should I Come In To My Appointment?
For the safety and well-being of our patients and dental team we ask that if you or a family member are ill, please stay home and contact our office to reschedule your appointment. We are happy to help you find another convenient time.
At this time, we're asking that the following patients avoid the dental office:
- Older adults (age 60+)
- Patients with pre-existing medical conditions that put them at a greater risk for complications from COVID-19 (Ex: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, and other conditions that impact the immune system's ability to fight germs)
- Patients with a high risk for carrying COVID-19 (Ex: recently traveled to geographic areas of concern, have had close contact or cared for a person diagnosed with COVID-19)
- Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (Ex: fever, cough, fatigue, or other flu-like symptoms)
What Additional Precautions Is Our Office Taking?
Our office is following the following steps recommended by the ADA to help prevent transmission of disease, in addition to standard precautions, including:
- Screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they update their medical histories
- Taking temperature readings as part of their routine assessment of patients before performing dental procedures
- Making sure the personal protective equipment they use is appropriate for the procedures being performed
- Using a rubber dam when appropriate to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents
- Using high-speed evacuation for dental procedures producing an aerosol.
- Autoclaving handpieces after each patient
- Having patients rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs and bathrooms
What Can You Do To Slow The Spread?
The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends the following measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf
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