OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients.
With this in mind, we are happy to share the additional steps we are taking to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions are incremental to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines for dental practices.
Our goal is to add peace-of-mind to the friendliness and clinical excellence you have come to expect. Of course, this is part of an on-going commitment that will evolve with the times. As always, we welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions and to address all concerns.
We are in this together, and we will never underestimate the power of a smile!
NO HANDSHAKES OR HUGS
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are "back to normal".
NO OFFICE TOURS
We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing practice. These tours will have to wait for your next visit.
PERSONAL HYGIENE STANDARDS
Along with short hair or hair that is worn up; this means no long fingernails, no jewelry, and no watches for any team member while in the office.
CHANGE WORK CLOTHES AT WORK
In the past, you might have seen us at the grocery store in our stylish scrubs. No longer. Now, we change into and out of our newly-cleaned scrubs at the office, every day.
In addition to brushing and flossing before your visit, we will provide an Oracare solution to rinse in your mouth for 60 seconds and reduce bacteria.
NO PATIENT GLOVES ALLOWED
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE
Fewer chairs in our reception area, helpful signs and one-way traffic in our treatment area make 6’ spacing a practical reality.
CDC-APPROVED INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
FRONT DESK MASKS
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
NO MAGAZINES OR ACTIVITIES
This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.