Times have changed and priorities have shifted, but our dedication to our patients is as strong as ever. We’ve taken many steps to make our dental office a safe place for our patients and their families, and to that end, we have added a number of steps to our safety protocol. We aim to give you peace of mind whenever you visit our office, and we will continue to evolve our approach to safety.
- Advanced Team Training
Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
- Safety Champion
Each day, one person will be designated to guide our Commitment to Safety. This includes greeting patients, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and overall monitoring.
- Daily Health Checks Of Our Team
No-contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing, and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
- No Handshakes Or Hugs
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are “back to normal”.
- No Dental Office Tours
We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing dental office. These tours will have to wait for your next visit.
- Personal Hygiene Standards
Along with short hair or hair that is worn up; this means no long fingernails, no jewelry, and no watches for any team member while in the dental office.
- Change Work Clothes At Work
In the past, you might have seen us at the grocery store in our stylish scrubs. No longer. Now, we change into and out of our newly-cleaned scrubs at the dental office, every day.
- Antimicrobial Rinse
In addition to brushing and flossing before your visit, we will provide an Oracare solution to rinse in your mouth for 60 seconds and reduce bacteria.
- Virtual Waiting Room
Now, you can check in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
- No Patient Gloves Allowed
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
- Sequenced Patient Scheduling
Plain and simple, we are not seeing as many patients. We are allocating more time between visits for coming, going, and cleaning.
- Pre-Screening Of Every Patient
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our dental office.
- Expanded Patient Appointments
In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
- Family-Friendly Scheduling
We are now able to see up to 6 family members during the same visit. It is almost like your own, private dental experience.
- At-Risk Patient Hours
Relax. We have hours dedicated exclusively to our mature and medically-concerned patients. Let us add peace of mind to your next visit.
- Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizing Station
Every patient will be asked to thoroughly disinfect their hands before entering the clinical area of our dental office.
- Cleaning After Every Appointment
We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment, and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
- Deep Cleaning Every Evening
Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
- CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat- and pressure-cleaned between every use.
- N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
- Front Desk Masks
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
- Face Shields
Two masks are not enough. Our clinical team will also protect you and themselves through the use of FDA-approved PET face shields.
- Disposable, Protective Coats & Hats
When appropriate, our team will utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles.
- Shoe Coverings
From head to toe, we are doing everything possible to stop the absorption and spread of dangerous particles. This includes covering our shoes.
- UV Smartphone Box
This cool contraption allows us to kill 99.99% of bacteria on any smartphone in 60 seconds. If a phone enters our dental office, it will have a timeout in this box.
- Advanced Chairside Suction
Whenever possible, we will activate high-speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
- HEPA Air Filtration
Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our HVAC system along with stand-alone air cleaners in each operatory.
- No Magazines Or Activities
This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.
- Installed Clear Barriers
Hard plastic guards have been placed strategically throughout the dental office – and are cleaned regularly – to help block the movement of airborne particles.