New Screening and Office Admission Protocol
- Completion of Health Screening Forms. We will be asking you to complete two forms above prior to your visit. You will receive and complete the first form via email, while our office will initiate completion of the second form via a phone call 24 to 48 hours prior to your dental appointment. We will finalize the second form when you arrive for your appointment.
- Both of these forms must be completed prior to your appointment. If we are unable to complete the phone screening and/or receive your emailed form 24 hours prior to your appointment then we will automatically cancel the appointment.
- Telephone Check-In. Please do not enter the office, instead check in via telephone from your car upon arrival. We will ask you to wait in your car until we notify you via phone that your treatment room is available.
- Facemask. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a facemask.
- Temperature. A team member will record your temperature before allowing entry into the office and complete your second health screening form.
- Escort. Upon your entry, a team member will escort you directly to your treatment room.
- Office Waiting Room Closed. At this time, it is in everyone’s best interest to only allow the patient being treated to be present in our office. Therefore, if you are attended by a caregiver, parent, or guardian, we will ask them to return to their car during your appointment. Non-patients may assist patients to the office door, but are not allowed to cross the threshold into the office. A team member will welcome you into the office. Once treatment is completed we will notify the caregiver, parent, or guardian. Please notify the front desk if you have a non-patient accompany you to your appointment so we may gather the necessary contact information.
- Home-Care Instructions and Prescriptions. We will provide you with all the necessary home-care instructions and prescriptions in an efficient manner and/or by telephone.
New Infection Control MeasuresInfection control and patient safety has always been a top priority for our practice. We follow the recommendations of the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and we work to stay current on new rules and guidance as they are issued. Some of these additional infection control measures are listed below.
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Limitation of Aerosols
- Patient Room barriers
- High Volume Evacuators
- Hand Sanitizer
- No Magazines