Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and our office is looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many changes have come our way, one thing remains the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office in the past. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
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.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patient and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions pertaining to your current medical status and travel habits.
- We will ask that when patients arrive for their appointment to remain in their car and to call us to notify our team of their arrival. We will also request that friends and family who accompany our patients remain in their vehicle and not enter the office unless necessary.
- Upon entering the office, patients will be required to wear face coverings. We will perform a temperature check on every individual entering the office and ask that you wash your hands in the restroom.
- You will notice many changes throughout the office including but not limited to plexiglass barriers, extra oral-suctions apparatus and HEPA air filtration systems in each operatory, etc.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. In this regard, we will allot for greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce patient to patient exposure.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
The Hudson View Dental Team