Our community has been through a lot over the few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you will see this during your visit to our office. Our infections control process is 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 appointment. We made these changes to help protect our parents and staff. For example:

Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will 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. Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.

Please make sure a parent is wearing a surgical mask or cloth mask.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.