We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. 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 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 this 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 do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
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:
- Upon arrival you will answer screening questions and have your temperature taken.
** If you are experiencing any symptoms typical to COVID-19 or have been in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients you should be in quarantine per Ohio Dept. of Health for 14 days and you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
- 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 around the office for you to use as needed.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing as best we can. We will haveWe will have seats in the hallway for waiting.
- We have taken additional measures to keep our patients and staff safe, such as adding extra oral
suction devices in operatories which remove aerosols, adding a HEPA filtration to our waiting
room, and plexiglass barriers at our front desk stations.
** We ask that patients arrive wearing face masks and keep 6 feet distance from other patients that may be entering or exiting our office.