Effective May 4, 2020 – Until Further Notice
Pursuant to statements and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA), the following precautions and protocols have been created. It is to be understood that these are guidelines that may change as the CDC and ADA continue to update their recommendations.
- Patients are asked to call office upon arrival so that they can be escorted into the building
- No patient to patient contact within the office
- All team members will have their temperatures taken first thing in the morning. If a temperature is noted, they will be immediately sent to the doctor for further testing.
- All patients will have their temperatures taken prior to being escorted back into a treatment room. If a temperature is noted, no treatment will be rendered and the patient will be asked to leave (and/or visit a testing facility).
- Patients will be asked to not open doors (except inside patient bathroom to exit; however, all handles will be wiped with disinfectant after patient use)
- All team members are instructed to wear gloves at all times – gloves used to open doors will be hard plastic gloves that can be cleaned with disinfectants
- Office Team members are instructed to wear masks at all times
- Patients will be asked to wear masks or custom mouth/nose coverings at all times (except when intra-oral examination or treatment is being performed)
- All team members are instructed to wear face shields when working with patients
- Adjustments to appliances will be made in a separate room from others (team members and/or patients) or be done within an isolation/filtered dome.
- The Office is utilizing HEPA filtration and UV air purification effective the second week of May, 2020.
- If any intra-oral procedure that will result in the use of aerosols is to be completed, each team member working on that procedure will be asked to wear a hair net.
- All team members will need to wear their hair up and away from their face (ex: ponytail, bun, hairband if hair is too short to pull back).
- Each team member will be asked to maintain yearly flu vaccinations at the beginning of each flu season (starting Fall 2020).