In light of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, our office has taken many steps to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff. Please see these steps below:
-Our Suites 302 and 301 are equipped with not one but two HEPA filters along with other air cleaners.
-In addition, our Suites have the capability of opening windows for air circulation in the suites.
-Clinical operatories are additionally sealed off to prevent aerosol drift during polishing of teeth
prior to braces placement
-All Staff are required to additionally wear surgical gowns during these polishing procedures in the sealed rooms
-All Staff including Drs have their temperatures checked in the morning and after lunch
-All Staff including Drs are required to wear protective masks (N95 type or high level III masks) at all times
-All Staff also have Facial Visors available as an additional precaution to their masks
-All Staff, of course, maintain social distancing between themselves, and with patients as much as possible and wash their hands between patients avoiding contact with their face
-All Staff eat lunch at social distances where lunches are staggered away from each other
-New, robust plexiglass has been permanently installed at the front desk to distance, effectively, the receptionist from all patients
-Parents of patients are encouraged to wait outside the office in the grassy courtyard or in their cars.
There is a Starbucks immediately below our suite (along with a take-out Keg and Pi Co. for customized pizza)
-All Patients are required to maintain social distancing if they insist on sitting in the reception with large, clearly delineated orange dot markers to guide their seating
-All Patients are asked in writing prior to entry into the clinic about their health including temperature, cough, fatigue, recent travel and if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 along with other questions. This form is signed by the patient, parent or guardian
prior to entry
-All Patients are encouraged to wear masks while inside the office, use the readily available and visible hand sanitizers and to gloves as well
-Orthodontic appointment times are kept to a minimum to further address any possible issues