COVID - 19
To prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no touch receptacles to throw away used tissues. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using UV/HEPA charcoal filters in every room, hospital grade disinfectant, extraoral, suction in each room as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use a fogging machine to help disinfect the office each day. We use facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by OSHA, ADA, ISDS, IDPH and the CDC. From time to time this advice may change.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common-sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
- Screening patients for signs and symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for he procedures performed
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
Anytime you have an appointment scheduled, please contact our office if you experience any of following.
- Fever, cough, flu-like symptoms
- Headache, loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the last 14 days to affected geographical regions
- Have been in contact with a confirmed positive covid-19 patient
- COVID 19 symptoms as described by CDC
We ask that you inform us of any symptoms before you arrive for your appointment, we will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early, when possible stay in your car and call us, this will minimize the amount of time spent waiting. We are limited in waiting space.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT CONTRACTING OR SPREADING COVID-19
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your heaIthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right facility.