Our Office Commitment to Health and Safety
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. Though many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your oral care and your safety.
Our office has always followed infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our affiliation with these organizations ensures that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued with the coronavirus update.
Infection control has always been a top priority, and you may have noticed this during your visits to our office. We have established infection-control processes that have been in place for the safety and comfort of our patients and for our own protection as well. We have added some safety controls on top of our normal procedures for added precaution and want to make sure you know what to expect as you return to see us.
These changes may be permanent. We have installed five new surgical-quality HEPA air purifiers throughout the office. Our team members will be screened daily and checked for any symptoms, including: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, pain or pressure in the chest, blush lips or face.
We have been hard at work getting our office ready for you and we look forward to welcoming you! As you plan for your visit, please make note of the following to ensure everyone’s care and safety.
- Please brush your teeth before arriving at the office. The brushing station needs to remain closed at this time.
- Patients are asked to wear a mask to the office. To conserve PPE supplies, we are asking you to use your own face covering. Masks will be worn other than during their appointment.
- We have hand sanitizer available for patients to use in office.
- A wellness screening will be performed upon entry that will consist of answering a few health-related questions.
- Social distancing, whenever possible, will be practiced; this may include limited seating in our waiting room.
- Patient appointments have been decreased daily to help ensure social distancing.
- We ask that only the patient come in for the appointment. If a parent would like to escort a child, then only one parent will be allowed and will be subject to the full check-in protocol, including wearing a mask.
Contact our office with any questions or concerns with our office’s coronavirus update. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our orthodontic practice in Monroe, Washington.