How We Are Staying Safe

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’s 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.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 

  • Our office may communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
     

  • We will be measuring temperature upon arrival in our office.
     

  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed. You will be given disposable gloves to wear on your visit.
     

  • You may see that our waiting rooms will no longer offer magazines, children’s treasure chest and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
     

  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
     

  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
     

  • Please limit use of cellphone to urgent calls only during the office visit.


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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

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