The New Normal
We hope that you and your loved ones have stayed safe and healthy during the Covid-19 crisis. We would like to welcome you back to our practice so that we can continue to provide dental care to all our patients.
We wanted to share with you what our practice has been doing to prepare for your dental visit to ensure your safety. Protecting the health of our patients and team members is and continues to be our main priority.
Before coming in for your appointment:
- Please inform us if you have any symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for Covid- 19.
- When you arrive, please come into the office and stand where blue tape has been placed so we can check you in for your appointment.
- If you are being accompanied to your appointment, your escort should wait in the car. Exceptions can be made for babies and elderly patients, as needed.
New Patient Safety Measures:
- We have and always will continue to implement the highest standards of OSHA mandated protocols.
- Upon entering the office, a patient check in station will be sequentially labelled for hand sanitizer, ADA screening guidelines, pulse oximeter and a temperature check. Your temperature will be taken with a non-contact, infrared thermometer. If everything is within normal, you will be brought to the treatment rooms.
- The staff will be wearing enhanced PPE including, disposable gowns, N95 masks, and face shields.
- Medical grade filters have been placed in each operatory as an added safety measure.
The ADA has issued a statement that advised an interim additional fee of $25 to address the added infection control regulations per patient per visit. After much consideration, we have chosen to absorb this cost at this time and not add any fees to our patients for their dental visits because so many of our patient have been adversely affected at this time.
If more regulations are added by state dental board and/or the CDC or these temporary infection measures become a long-term practice, a PPE fee may be added in the future. As always, your safety is our main priority.
We thank you for understanding and are honored to look forward to helping you with your dental needs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at (469) 888-0091.
Skeena Haider, DDS