Pediatric Dentistry COVID-19 Protocols
Your health and safety are our upmost priority and we have taken increased measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We are so happy to see our patients’ beautiful smiles again! This has been a challenging time for our communities and we are all looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to our patients.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice as you may have seen during your previous visits. These infection control procedures are implemented so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as the federal regulations from the CDC and OSHA. The current recommendations for patient care include the standard precautions that we’ve always adhered to. In addition, we have implemented additional disinfectant protocols throughout the day. We also will be wearing face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to further safeguard you and our staff.
We have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
We require that any child who has a member of their household exhibiting a fever, or cold and flu like symptoms please call and reschedule your appointment
Only necessary guardians will be allowed to accompany the patient(s) to their appointment.
Upon arrival, we will meet you at your car, ask screening questions, and take your temperature.
Requiring all family members to wear a mask or face covering while in our office
If age appropriate, parents may be asked to wait in their car if their child is having a procedure that creates high amounts of aerosols.
We are reducing our normal schedule in order to comply with social distancing efforts. You will see fewer patients in the office at any given time.
We will continue to follow our already rigorous disinfection and sterilization practices.
All staff members will wear masks, eye protection and protective clothing.