This has been a time of change for all of us!
For the first time in 30 years, our office suddenly changed from a bustling center of restorative and cosmetic dentistry into a quiet, emergency-only clinic. Since February 2020, our leadership team has tirelessly worked to stay up-to-date with the latest information and technology. Our team attended video conferences, webinars, and digital CE events galore so that we would be ready to see our patients as soon as restrictions lifted.
While things were quiet, we installed new technology and safety-features in the office, and enacted some new policies since re-opening! We have kept abreast of local and federal recommendations. These are just some of the things that we're doing to keep everyone safe and healthy **updated 04/03/2023**:
Changes for Patients:
Medical facility guidelines have relaxed regarding masking protocols. Please stay home and call the office if you are not feeling well.
Patients and guests may have a temperature screening before entering the operatory
Patients have the option to wait in their car and be called in for appointments
We ask that Patients limit visitors to their appointments.
Multiple air-purifiers with HEPA filters running 24/7
Plexiglass barriers in non-clinical areas where patients interact with team members
Extra-oral high-speed suction machines with HEPA filters in each operatory for use during aerosol-generating procedures
Daily employee symptom screenings
HEPA vacuum to be used for carpet cleaning
Regular cleaning of high-touch common areas (Doorknobs, light switches, sink handles, countertops, etc)
Clinical Team PPE Changes:
N95 Masks in use by clinical team members
There is so much more that we do already here at the office to keep everyone safe- these are just the COVID-specific additions! If you have any questions about our sanitation and disinfection protocols at any point, any person on our team will be able to answer them for you.
Stay well, and we'll see you soon!