Care During COVID-19

The health and safety of patients, staff, and doctors is a top priority. Find out more about new protocols established for dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Female dentist in protective face mask posing at dental clinic

Infection Control & New COVID Protocols

A trusted dental office should pride itself on exceeding the 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). On top of a strong infection control foundation, additional protocols can help to address the unique aspects of the current environment to ensure the safety of patients and dental team members

New Patient Protocols during COVID-19

  • When you arrive at the practice, you’ll be screened at the door of the waiting room by one of the office’s team members.

  • In the office, please keep 6 feet away from all other persons with the exception of the clinical team treating you.

  • Proper hand hygiene is necessary. Hand sanitizer is readily available at the entrance/exit.

  • Please practice proper respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.

  • Please wear a face-covering/mask into the office as long as the recommendation for face-covering remains.

  • Please fill out any necessary patient forms electronically and submit them prior to visiting the practice if possible.

COVID-19 Risk Screening in the Dental Office

Additionally, COVID Risk Screening is conducted daily for all team members and patients coming in for appointments. Screenings will typically consist of a temperature check, an SPO2 level (oxygen) check, and a COVID-19 risk assessment using a series of questions included in a COVID-19 Patient Release and Informed Consent Questionnaire.