As most dental offices are starting to open back up you may be wondering what to expect when you finally get in for your dental visit. Many dental offices will begin reaching out to their patients in order to rebook their outstanding appointment or to inform them that they are reopening for regular treatment.
Similarly D.R. Dental clinic also has many changes that have been implemented to ensure the safety of staff and patients.
- When the initial appointment is scheduled the receptionist will inform you that you are required to bring your own mask and wear your mask when you arrive for the appointment.
- One day prior to your appointment you will receive a call from our office to confirm your appointment and to go over prescreening COVID-19 questions. If you are experiencing any symptoms that coincide with COVID-19 you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
- Waiting in the reception area will be restricted. You will be asked to arrive promptly for your scheduled time and call the office before you enter the building to go over pre-screening questions.
- Once you enter the building your temperature will be checked and recorded before you are sent to the treatment room with a touchless thermometer
- You will also be asked to sanitize your hands with an alcohol based rub
- Once you are seated in the dental chair a hydrogen peroxide pre-rinse will be given in order to kill any virus or bacteria in your mouth.
- Our office will also use a portable HEPA filtration unit to remove allergens and airborne infectious agents
The staff may no longer be seen in their regular attire. Staff is donning additional protective wear in order to protect you and themselves from aerosols. Please try to maintain distance from everyone at all times.
Additionally we ask that you do not have any one accompany you to your appointment unless absolutely necessary. They may be asked to wait outside for the duration of your visit.
We appreciate your cooperation at this time and want to ensure the safety of everyone while providing the care that you and your oral health require. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Your next dental visit doesn’t need to be scary if you know what you should expect and how you will be protected.