Keeping Everyone Safe in our Office
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we use to live our daily lives, and the visit to the dentist is no exception. Our patient’s oral health and safety remain our highest priority. We make sure to follow guidelines from the CDC, CDPH, and other dental organizations such as CDA and ADA to ensure the safety of our patients, families, and staff. You can still expect the same level of cleanliness, quality, and care in our offices. We have implemented some changes to our office routine to help mitigate concern our patient may have regarding being seen during this pandemic. Here’s what you can expect on your next visit at our dental offices.
Patient & Staff Screenings
We will ask all patients and their other immediate family to complete a screening and temperature check before being seen. Our staff are also screened daily, and if any team member showing symptoms or considered at-risk will not be permitted to work.
Limiting Patients in the Office
To ensure the safety of everyone, we will be limiting the number of patients in our offices. We ask that you do not bring extra family members to appointments as our waiting rooms gets busy often.
Social Distancing & One-Way Traffic
We will be enforcing social distancing in our waiting rooms, with chairs setup to implement this effort. We will be utilizing a one-way traffic to minimize crossing contact.
Personal Protective Equipment & Masks
Our dentists and clinical staff will be wearing additional protective equipment during your dental visit. We will also ask that you wear a mask while in our offices. We also will being using external high volume suction device with built-in hepa-filters to capture and sterilize the dental aerosols, creating a safer environment for everyone.
For patients that are able to, we will ask to rinse with a Chlorhexidine and/or 1.5% hydrogen peroxide solution before beginning any treatment.
During this unprecedented time, we ask that our patients be patient with our office. Should you have any more concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 916-341-0575.