Please be assured that our office is following the developing situation regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and taking the precautions and preventative practices being recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC).
In an attempt to put your mind at ease regarding the current crisis, we wanted to reiterate to you how our office has always adhered to the highest standards of cleanliness and sterility in our normal practice. Every instrument we use is sterilized before each use, if an item cannot be sterilized it is disposed of after its use, every surface (i.e. dental chair, etc.) is wiped down with a disinfectant in between each patient and the water given in the dental chairs is specially filtered. Going forward, we will be increasing the cleaning of high-traffic surfaces and areas such as the waiting room and restroom. We are committed to your health and safety along with your comfort. When visiting the office, please feel free to ask any questions and we will be more than happy to explain to you or demonstrate procedures. Please remember, having a healthy mouth and healthy dental hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy body.
In addition, our staff is committed to your health and will not be coming to work if they are sick. If you are not feeling well, please call to reschedule and during this time we will waive any last-minute broken appointment fee.
As recommended by the CDC, there are simple everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread including:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Information regarding COVID-19 and individual preventative measures can be found at the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: CDC.gov