To keep our patients and our team safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented the following strategies:
- The office hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
- At the time your appointment is confirmed by phone, we will complete a Prescreening Questionnaire. We will be utilizing the same screening questions most of us have become familiar with over the past few months. If you have a fever, any respiratory or GI symptoms, a sudden loss of taste or smell, have traveled outside of the area in the last 14 days, and/or have tested positive for or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19 please reschedule your appointment.
- If you have been diagnosed with moderate or severe asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, a serious heart condition, kidney disease requiring dialysis, severe obesity, liver disease, are immunocompromised, are 65 years and older, or live in a nursing home or long-term care facility you are at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and should consider rescheduling routine care.
- We will require you to wear a mask or face covering to your appointment.
- Please arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment. You will be asked to remain in your car when you arrive. Please notify us by phone when you are in the parking lot. If you are unable to call, we will keep an eye out for you in the parking lot.
- Prior to entering the office, you will be greeted at the door and have your temperature taken, along with another screening questionnaire.
- We ask that all adult and teen patients enter the office alone. Children can be accompanied by one adult. Although we love seeing everyone in the family, our goal is to minimize the number of people in the office and abide by social distancing guidelines.
- We might look a little different when you see us. Because we are working in a higher risk environment, we will be wearing additional personal protective equipment. It is for your safety.
- We are one of the first dental offices in Anne Arundel County to implement extraoral suctioning systems to help limit the presence of aerosols and droplets in the air during dental procedures. Additionally, we installed HEPA filtration systems throughout the office.
- Before starting your dental procedure, we will provide a pre-rinse oral cleanser to neutralize viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
- Lastly, we have implemented a new sanitization and disinfection protocol to ensure the office is clean and safe for every patient and team member.
We want you to know that your safety, the safety of all patients, and the safety of our team has always been of utmost importance to us. We have always protected you through following the recommended ADA, CDC, and OSHA sterilization and disinfection guidelines. We continue to follow these protocols and have implemented additional steps to ensure everyone is safe. We want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We cannot wait to see your smile again soon!