Our community has been through a lot over the past few months, and our team is looking forward to seeing you again and resuming our normal schedules and routines.
Your health and safety are our top priorities as we prepare to return to the office on May 19th.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same, our commitment to you.
Infection control has always been a top priority at our office, and that is why we have updated office procedures to keep you and our team safe.
Our office follows 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).
We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
Here’s what you can expect
When you visit the office you will notice some changes, even prior to your appointment.
Some of the changes include the following:
- Prior to your appointment, you will be asked some health screening questions. When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll be asked those questions again and we will check your temperature.
- When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to stay in your car and call or text us to let us know you arrived. When we are ready, we will ask you to enter the office.
- You will be asked to either bring your own mask or face covering, or you will be provided a mask, to wear in the office.
- You will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands when you arrive at the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may notice that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines or children’s toys since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. We have also installed plexiglass barriers on the counters.
- Seating will be limited in the waiting room to allow for social distancing, and we ask that you come alone as much as possible or have your guests wait in the car. We apologize for the inconvenience but are wanting to keep everyone safe and healthy by social distancing.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
- You will be asked to contact our office if you develop any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks of your appointment.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back to our office again soon.
Stay healthy and looking forward to sunny skies ahead!
– Dr. Princeton L. Co & The Shoreline Dental Team