Patient Safety

Safety in Our Office

Our office follows, and always has followed, the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We continue to track the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. 

What We’re Doing

  • Each patient is screened prior to their visit and will be rescheduled if they have any exposure or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Each patient will have their temperature taken upon arrival with a touchless thermometer. Screenings will also occur for all of our team members daily.
  • We have hand sanitizer available to you that you are encouraged to use when you enter the office.
  • You will notice that our staff will be wearing more protective gear (PPE) than before. This will ensure that we continue to protect the health of our patients and provide the safest working environment for our staff.
  • Our common areas and waiting rooms are disinfected regularly throughout the day. 
  • We have always upheld the highest infection control standards.  They include hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the office, an autoclave sterilizer for instruments, plastic barriers on equipment, etc.
  • We have hospital grade overhead ceiling HEPA air purifiers in each patient room that filters the air to completely fresh air every 2 minutes.  This is considered the top filtration system by one of the leaders in infection control in dentistry (Rella Christianson).  In her words, “It bathes the local operating area above the dentist, patient’s oral cavity, and attending dental assistant with super-clean air.”  This means that not only has the room been disinfected and sterilized for each patient, but the air has been cleaned too!

 What You Can Do

  • Use the hand sanitizer station upon arrival prior to check-in.
  • Please leave extra family members at home to limit the number of people in the practice.
  • Please wear a mask to the office (as recommended by the CDC for any public place).
  • If you have a fever or feel sick, please let us know.  We will reschedule your appointment for two weeks later.
  • Maintain social distancing with 6 feet or more with other patients and our front office team.