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 the 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 follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
- Everyone will be screened on the day of their appointment for symptoms. This can be done when you arrive at the office or via the link on your appointment reminder email or text. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-9 symptom your appointment will be rescheduled
- Recording Temperature of each patient upon entering the office
- Each patient is being asked to complete an oral pre-rinse in order to reduce bacteria present.
- 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 other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- We request that you wait in your car for your appointment. Please call our office at (360)676-0760 and let us know that you have arrived.
- Please wear a mask when entering the building. If you do not have one we will provide you with one.
- Our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options when scheduling.
- We have installed Surgically Clean Air units throughout our building.
- Our staff is wearing new personal protection equipment like face shields and full length gowns.
- If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-9 symptom your appointment will be rescheduled