COVID-19 Safety: What to Expect During Your Visit

Hi! I’m Dr. Isbell and I’d like to share some tips about what to expect at your dental appointment as we’ve implemented new measures designed to address 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 …

When you arrive, our team will complete a comprehensive screening to assess your health. A team member will take your temperature and help you complete a wellness questionnaire.

We are managing our schedule to minimize the total number of people in the office at any one time and asking patients and team members to practice social distancing, maintaining a minimum of six feet distance when possible.

During this time, we have a no guest policy. Anyone who accompanies you will be asked to wait outside the practice. Exceptions will be made for young children and patients who have special needs or require assistance.

We will ask you to wash your hands and rinse your mouth before your treatment.

You will then be provided PPE, or personal protective equipment, including eye protection, an apron and a mask to wear when you aren’t receiving treatment.

You will see that our team will be wearing advanced PPE, which will include N95 masks when necessary and full-face shields.  It may seem a little intimidating but know that these advanced measures are for your safety as well as our team members’ safety.

Once your cleaning or treatment is complete, we will ask you to wash your hands again.

Your safety and the safety of our team members is our #1 priority. You can have confidence that our team is prepared to provide a safe environment to provide quality dental care.

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