COVID-19 Safety: Our Enhanced Safety Measures

Hi.  I’m Doctor Isbell.

I’d like to share the advanced safety measures that we have put in place to protect your safety and the safety of our team members.

These safety measures go above and beyond the guidelines of the CDC and the American Dental Association and include recommendations from the Professional Dental Alliance, a group of dentists who collaborate to advance patient safety and the quality of care.

Let’s get started…..

Our enhanced safety measures start with advanced Personal Protective Equipment or PPE.

Our practice is adopting PPE standards that exceed the recommendations from the CDC and ADA.

Let me explain what this looks like.

Doctors will wear N95 respirator masks and full arm gowns for aerosol procedures which are those that require the use of high-speed drills or ultrasonic equipment.

Doctors will wear full face shields and other standard PPE for all procedures. Although this enhanced PPE may look intimidating, they are for the safety of our patients and team members.

We will also be providing our patients with PPE which may include eye protection, aprons and surgical masks to wear when you aren’t receiving treatment.

Secondly, we are taking enhanced infection control measures including increasing the frequency of sanitizing all areas of the office and using tools such as rubber dams and high-suction tips. Our team members will also frequently wash their hands.

Our 3rd key safety measure is comprehensive patient screening including a health questionnaire and temperature checks.

Additionally, we will check temperatures of team members daily.

Lastly, we have made some office visit updates to minimize risk.

They include:

  •  Limiting the # of patients in the office
  • Implementing a no guest policy. Exceptions will be made for young children and patients who have special needs or require assistance.
  • Streamlining the check-in and check-out processes by completing as much as possible before or after your visit.
  • Practicing social distancing by rearranging waiting room seating to be at least 6 ft apart.
  •  Asking patients to wash hands before and after their treatment

The safety of our patients and team members is our #1 priority.

You can have confidence resuming your dental care knowing that we have implemented these enhanced safety measures, many of which go above and beyond provided guidelines.

We’re here to help you smile! See you soon!