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Illness Protocol

Safety Measures in Our Dental Practice

  • Dentistry has always been ahead of the curve with the use of proper PPE procedures and sterilization techniques. We adhere to strict guidelines and precautions.

  • Our team has training in proper hand washing techniques. This may seem basic; however, it is the most important thing we can do to prevent the spread of the illness and bacteria

  • Staff members who are not feeling well will be asked to stay home. 

Patient Protocol

Before patient arrival every effort is made to:

  • Screen patients during appointment scheduling.

  • Reschedule patients who show any signs of a illness or fever. 

  • Instruct patients to call ahead and reschedule their appointment if they develop symptoms of a any illness. 

During appointment:

  • Provide supplies such as alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) with 60-95% alcohol, tissues, and no-touch receptacles for disposal, at the entrance, in waiting rooms, and at the front desk.

  • Frequent wipe-down of waiting rooms, bathrooms, door handles, tables, light switches, computers, etc. 

Hand hygiene is performed by our staff:

  • Before and after all patient contact, contact with potentially infectious material, and before putting on and after removing personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves.

  • After removing PPE in order to remove any pathogens that might have been transferred to bare hands during the removal process.

  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Staff Personal Protective Equipment

  • Wear PPE (masks, gloves, cap, eye protection, face shields, gowns) when needed.

  • Masks are one-time use and replace if soiled.

  • Surgical masks will have attachments to seal the mask.

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