COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Added Measures and Protocols
The safety and well-being of our patients and team members has always been our number one priority. Currently, we are allowing a very limited number of patients in our office at one time.
In addition to our routine sterilization and disinfecting practices that we had implemented since the first we opened in 2013, we are also taking the following added measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
1- All patients are screened on the phone and in person when they arrive.
2- Patients are asked to remain in the car, and are only allowed in one at the time to reduce the number of people in the office at one time.
3- Only one patient is seen at a time and/or appointment times are staggered by 30 minutes.
4- All surfaces are being wiped down after every patient.
5-While we have always used medical HEPA grade, MERV 13 air filters, we have now added an air sanitizer that uses ionization to sanitize and clean the air throughout our office. (see images below for the filter specs)
6- All magazines, waters bottles and brochures in the waiting room have been removed.
7- All staff and patients are required to wear a face mask at all times.
8- Only patients receiving treatment are allowed to enter the office. Friends, family or companions are no longer allowed to enter, unless for children under the age of 18 in certain circumstances.
If you or someone you have been around in the past 2 weeks has been tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, or chills please let us know ASAP by calling our office. Do NOT come in (even if you have an appointment), as you will be asked to return home.
Our COVID-19 policies and practices are being constantly updated to be on par with CDC, ADA and NC Dental Board guidelines. If you have specific questions about something, please do not hesitate to please call us.