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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

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.

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 agency’s recommendations.

We have installed a Medical Grade Air purifier in the hallway to ensure quality air for staff and patients.

We have acquired the ReLeaf suction for our Hygiene department. This type of suction quickly and efficiently reduces aerosols and evacuates them out of the oral cavity.

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 will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer available in the reception area.
  •  We will ask you to wash your hands upon entry of the clinical area, rinse for 30 seconds with 1% Hydrogen Peroxide and take your temperature
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines 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 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.
  • We will ask the patient to come alone. No friends, family or children allowed unless patient is a minor or must have a companionship for special circumstances
  • Patients (and companion if applicable) MUST wear proper face mask covering nose and mouth at all times. One of our clinical team members will instruct you when you can remove it

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.