As our patient your safety and well being are top priority. At all times we follow the most up-to-date guidance and infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association, the CDC, The OSHA, and the Georgia Department of Health. We want to stress that it is important for patients to maintain their oral health and not neglect their dental care needs and routine care. Postponing these appointments for months increase the opportunity for small problems to become big ones. Routine appointments allow for checking of several health conditions like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer, that can become more difficult, painful, and expensive to treat if they are left undetected.
At Dentistry 4 you we have always used the highest level of protocols to prevent the spread of infection. Since the onset of Covid-19 there are several science-based steps we are taking to protect patients and limit the spread of Covid-19, such as:
- Top of the Line Air Purifiers
- Face Mask (N95, KN95 and Surgical)
- Face Shields
- Hand Sanitizer Stations
- Hospital Grade Disinfectant Fogger to Sterilize Front Office, Waiting areas, rest rooms and of course all Treatment Rooms
- Dry wall Installed to Add Additional Separation Between Rooms
- High Velocity Suction
- Hand Scaling When Cleaning Teeth Rather than Ultrasonic Scaling to Minimize Aerosols
- Floors and surfaces cleaned and thorough wipe down with EPA and CDC approved disinfectants after Each patient Visit
- We are also leaving more time between patients for through cleanings of the exam rooms
- ll Surfaces Wiped with a Sterilization Wipe Upon Entry and Exit Including Door Handles and Frames
- Patients are Pre-Screened over the Phone
- Upon Arrival Temperature is Taken and a series of Questions are Asked Prior to Being Seen
- Each Staff Member is Screened, and Temperature is Taken, Each Morning and Afternoon.
- Entry is Not Allowed into the Building by Anyone with a Temperature or Symptoms. Appointments will be rescheduled for Anyone Who Does Not Pass the Screening.
- Social Distancing is Practiced, and We Have Limited the Amount of People Allowed in the Building Per the Guidelines of the CDC
- We are asking that Patients wear a Mask and not come if they have a fever or other Covid-19 symptoms
- We also require anyone accompanying a patient that is not being seen to wait in the car, unless under special circumstances.
What to Expect When you Arrive for Your Appointment
When you come for you appointment, you will notice that we have made a lot of changes. We ask that you wear a mask. Prior to your appointment you will be asked a series of questions when you confirm your appointment. We will also request that you arrive on appointment time and if you arrive early, then to please wait in your car with the AC on, to limit the amount of people a. Please do not bring anyone with you to your visit, if you need to, we ask that they remain in the car during your appointment. Upon entry, you will be screened, and your temperature will be checked, after you have been cleared; you will be instructed where to go. Hand Sanitizer will also be provided upon entry. Please do not bring children with you unless they have an appointment and let the staff know if you have a patient who requires assistance.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same, our commitment is your safety.
Below is a link for more information from the American Dental Association: