Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How We Protect You
Hygiene is at the core of our day-to-day practice and we would like you to know that we adhere to the strict guidelines set out by the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). We continue the following precautions:
- Screening at the front door with temperature and questions of health and travel
- Limited clinical hours by appointment only
- Non-emergency procedures will be postponed until after May 8th
- Dental cleanings are being rescheduled to after May 8th
- Deep cleaning the office daily
- No magazines in the waiting room
- No pens to sign in
- No waiting in the waiting room, patients will be taken back to the treatment rooms.
- Patients should arrange to not have guests wait in our waiting room for them if possible
- Proper hand-hygiene (hand washing with antibacterial soap)
- PPE (personal protective equipment for staff)
- No handshaking
- Sneezing or coughing into disposable tissues
- No opening doors with hands
- Healthcare-grade disinfectant wipes
- Proper barriers over all equipment
- Hand sanitizer with 60% minimum alcohol throughout the facility
- Pre-procedure rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide
- Employees are taking EmergenC Immune booster or are eating their kiwi fruit!
- Limited staff
We want to reassure you that we continue our practices that all surfaces in the appointment room, including the dental chair, dental light, and all drawers and counter tops have been cleaned and decontaminated before each visit.
How You Can Help
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.
Cover Your Cough
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and Disinfect Regularly
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoiding Contact with Sick People or crowds
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you feel symptomatic, stay home when you are sick (if possible) and let us know. We are very understanding and want you to continue to feel safe with us.
Keep Calm and Know You’re in Good Hands When You’re Here
Your health and safety is important to the entire staff at Creating Smiles Dental.
If you ever have any questions we can address for you regarding this or any other concern, please call or drop in – we’ll be glad to assist.