Coronavirus Update

Please be advised that the office is now OPEN!  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call.  In the meantime, please stay safe and wash your hands regularly.

Our Safety Precautions

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We have, and will continue to follow, the infection control regulations of the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We want you to know that we will continue to adhere to our stringent infection control protocols and make any modifications in response to each agency's recommendations.  

While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common sense practices we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection.
  • Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, countertops, and chairs.  

If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu like symptoms, such as gastro-intestinal upset, headache, fatigue.
  • Loss of your sense of taste and/or smell
  • Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions

We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.

When you visit our office: 

  • Please arrive on time.
  • Please remain in your vehicle and call the front desk to notify us of your arrival. (We are trying to respect social distancing rules by limiting the number of visitors in our waiting area.)  We will review the COVID screening questions and make any changes needed to your medical history.
  • Please wear a face mask or other face covering upon entering the building.

How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
  • Wear a face mask or covering upon entering any buildings or highly populated areas.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.

If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at  https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html