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 March, 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 we have enacted some new policies since re-opening in May! Here are some of the things that we're doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:
Changes for Patients:
Patients must wear a mask when not in the operatory
Patients must fill out a COVID screening form prior to every appointment
Patients and guests must have a temperature screening before entering the operatory
Patients need to wait in their car and be called in for appointments
Patients cannot bring food or drink to their 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 temperature, contact, and symptom screenings
HEPA vacuum to be used for carpet cleaning
Hourly cleaning of high-touch common areas (Doorknobs, light switches, sink handles, countertops, etc)
Germicidal UV Lightboxes for item sterilization
We now have Germicidal UV lights in our HVAC Systems to compliment our MERV 13 filters.
80% Ethyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
Clinical Team PPE Changes:
N95 Masks available to all team members
Surgical masks over their N95
Fluid Resistant Gowns
There is so much more that we do already here at the office to keep everyone safe- these are just the new 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!