We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and how it will affect you as a patient of ours.
As of May 6, 2020 we will begin to see patients for elective and preventative procedures. This includes your 6 month cleanings!
Dentistry will look a little different as we adjust to a new normal. We are taking extra steps to ensure your visit will be safe and comfortable.
Our office follows 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). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
We completely understand if you are not comfortable keeping your appointment at this time and if you would like to reschedule for a later date, all you need to do is give us a call.
Expectations for your visit:
1. If you are or have been sick in the last 14 days (or been around someone sick recently) we ask that you reschedule your appointment for at least two weeks.
2. We will be taking your temperature prior to all procedures.
3. In the procedure rooms we already adhere to the strictest standards of disinfection and sterilization techniques.
4. Per CDC Guidelines for Healthcare settings, please wear a mask into the office and only remove it when asked by our team members.
All of these steps are being made to limit interpersonal contact with you and your family’s health in mind.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us!
- Your team at Ziegler Family Dentistry