Covid-19 Precautions

Many patients have asked what changes we have made to stay safe during the outbreak of COVID-19. As always, we are performing all CDC recommended measures for infection control and are going above and beyond their recommendations.

New Procedural and Equipment Changes

  • Two-step patient screening. We will conduct a comprehensive phone screening prior to your appointment and an in-person screening at your appointment.
  • Social distancing. Please arrive 10 minutes early and call or text our office phone number when you arrive for your appointment.
  • Lengthened appointment times. All appointments have had additional time added to them giving us time to ensure extensive sanitation.
  • Mask Required. Wearing a mask helps keep everyone safe. Help us stop the spread.
  • Touchless temperature taking. Everyone (staff included) has their temperature taken upon entering the office.
  • No additional guests allowed. Only the patient receiving a service will be permitted to enter.
  • Hand sanitizer. Readily accessible and encouraged to use.
  • A pre-procedural rinse. Given to each patient prior to receiving treatment or a cleaning.
  • New Office Protective Equipment:
    • Medical-grade HEPA air filters in all rooms
    • Touchless paper towel dispensers
    • Plexiglass sneeze guard barrier around front office
    • New intraoral and extraoral high volume suction to prevent aerosol spread
    • Special disinfectant foggers in each operatory for aerosol disinfection after procedures
  • Enhanced protective equipment for staff (replaced between each patient):
    • N-95 mask with level 3 surgical mask worn as a cover mask during procedures
    • Freshly laundered surgical gown and surgical cap
    • Face shields
    • Shoe covers
  • Strict sanitation protocols:
    • Regular sanitization of our operatories, common areas, and waiting room with medical-grade surface disinfectant wipes throughout our operatories and office.
    • Staff wears one-time use gloves and performs a thorough handwashing between each patient
    • Our instruments are placed in an ultrasonic bath after which they are rinsed and placed in an autoclave (high-pressure sterilization device) after every use.

Common activities that may lead to your appointment being rescheduled:

  • Flying on an airplane or taking other public transportation such as a train or bus
  • Playing contact sports or attending group exercise classes
  • Attending events with greater than 10 guests
  • Not wearing a mask in public spaces
  • Going to a bar, movie theater, or amusement park

We thank you for your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.