Our community has been through a lot and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and schedules. While many things have changed, one thing has remained: our office commitment to your safety. We have implemented additional safety measures in accordance with the ADA, OSHA, CDC and Dental State Board guidelines to protect you and our team:
- Maintaining your oral health is important to your overall health. We want you to feel confident and comfortable visiting our office for your dental appointments.
- Pre-screenings – All patients and staff members will be screened and have temperatures taken upon arrival. Patients will be asked to complete additional health history/screening information.
- Curbside check-in – All patients will be asked to remain in their cars and call us to let us know when you’ve arrived. We’ll let you know when you can enter the practice. It is important that appropriate steps are taken to minimize the number of people in our office.
- Limitation on companions: Only those scheduled for care should be in the office. Family and friends of the patients are asked to wait in the car unless the patient requires personal assistance. No other patients or family members in the waiting area.
- Patients will be asked to wear a mask to/from their appointment. You will also be asked to wash your hands upon entering the office.
- Antimicrobial Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide prior to dental procedures.
- Air purifier with HEPA filter in all operatories: HEPA filters prove to be an exceptional means of controlling air borne infections in dental clinics and provide better indoor air quality.
- Sneeze Guards at our check in station and check out station to minimize exposure to airborne pathogen.
- New Scheduling Protocols to facilitate patient social distancing in the office and schedules are being staggered.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): all of our team members will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95/KN95 masks, face shield, gloves and gowns.
- Routine cleaning and disinfection: we maintain strict protocols for the cleaning and disinfection of all operatory rooms and public spaces with Lysol sprays and Cavicide disinfectant wipes used by hospitals and dental offices to decontaminate any surface. In addition, we also use ultraviolet-C (UVC) lamps to disinfect surfaces. UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus, which is a different virus from the current SARS-CoV-2 virus. The destruction ultimately leads to inactivation of the virus.
Thank you for being part of Evergreen Family Dental. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.