Our community has been through a lot of changes in the past weeks and we are all looking forward to resuming our normal life. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our Commitment to the Safety of our Staff and Patients.
At World Dental infection control has been our top priority and we have always gone above and beyond at our practice and you may have seen this put into practice during your visit to our office. The current pandemic reinforces our goal to keep pushing forward and you will notice this firsthand at your next visit.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (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 and guidance that may be issued.
To further help protect our patient and our staff the following changes have been implemented
- The office staff will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions upon arrival to your appointment.
- All patients are advised to stay in their vehicle and call our office to let us know they have arrived. If someone must come with the patient, they will be asked to wait in their vehicle unless, due to special circumstances, arrangement had been made prior to the appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- Clear barriers known as sneeze guards, have been installed at the front desk area for the protection of our staff as well as our patients during check out.
- Additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been implemented.
- We are using an Air purifier filtration system. These devises utilize UV-C light, which is known to kill active virus particles.
- We are using High Volume Evacuation (HVE) for all aerosol generating procedures, which has been shown to remove more than 90% of aerosol particles from the air.
- Hand sanitation will be provided upon entry to the office and when you leave the office.
We are looking forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you and every patient safe in our practice. We value your trust and loyalty