New Precautions in Effect for Office Reopening May 18

Good news!! We plan to reopen the office on May 18, serving our patients back to our normal office hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Until then, we will continue to see emergency patients from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. I am SO EXCITED to be available to provide patient care. I want to give each of you the biggest hug but I won’t since the CDC would frown on this practice. Just know how much we care and appreciate each one of you!

Our practice has always prided itself in meeting and exceeding the standards of sterilization and sanitation. Providing safe dental care in a comfortable, clean environment has always been our top priority. Some things will look and feel different as we return, to both protect you, the patient, and those of us providing your care.

1) When you call to make an appointment, we will ask you a list of questions about your potential exposure to the Coronavirus. We will be refusing treatment to anyone suspected or confirmed to have Covid 19.

2) When you confirm your appointment, you will be asked the same questions the day prior to your appointment. This is very important and patients that do not answer our call/return our call will have their appointments canceled. If returning our call is not possible, you can click this LINK to download the ADA questions regarding possible Coronavirus exposure and email us your response.

3) When you present for your appointment, you will be permitted to sit in our reception area. All chairs will be 6 feet apart. We will do our best to minimize any waiting time. If you prefer, you can wait in your car and we will call you when your room is ready. Every chair will be sanitized after a patient has used it.

4) When you enter our office you will be asked to be properly wearing a cloth face mask. If you are in need of a fun, FUNKY, fashionable mask, they are still available at my Etsy Store. You will also be asked to sanitize your hands. We will have this provided (fingers crossed). If not available, please use the restroom to wash your hands. We will leave our office door open to minimize one more point of contact. I will also look into the possibility of having the men’s/women’s restroom doors propped open.

5) When you are taken to your patient room, you will be asked to wash your hands again. We will seat you, take your temperature, and ask the ADA questions a third time. You will then be asked to sign. You can keep your mask on until I need to begin any dental treatment.

6) Please bring your own form of protective eyewear if possible. This can simply be a pair of sunglasses or safety glasses if you have them. We sanitize eyewear between each patient and we ALWAYS have. BUT, in light of what we are all currently living through, I think each patient may feel better about using their own eyewear.

7) At the end of the procedure, we will ask you to wash your hands again and put on your face mask.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve and care for you!

Big Hugs,