Safety and Infection Control
Our community has been through a lot recently, 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 agencies’ recommendations.
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:
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
We have installed high volume air cleaners that use HEPA filtration and UV-C light to constantly disinfect the air in our treatment rooms every 10-15 minutes.
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.
In order to keep our patients and staff safe, we are limiting access to the reception area to only patients with appointments. Please do not bring any companions to your appointment unless required for treatment, such as translators or caregivers.
We kindly ask that you comply with the state mandate of wearing a mask or face covering when you arrive.
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.