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 to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and
you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection
control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe
and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control
procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the
American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so
that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We
made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
* Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening
questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in
* We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the
office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places
in the office for you to use as needed.
* You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines,
children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean
* Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between
patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for
scheduling your appointment.
* We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce
waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in
the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any
questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every
patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and
look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.