Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
Our office will continue to strictly adhere to all guidelines from public health authorities to maintain your health and safety. Our office follows the infection control guidelines of the ADA, CDC, IDPH and OSHA so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
- Appointment times have been designed to minimize waiting room time and our clinical staff will promptly move you to your private exam room.
- Our entire staff is required to wear N95 masks at all times to decrease the risk of transmission.
- Patients are also expected to wear a mask throughout their time in the office as suggested by the CDC.
- No visitors, with the exception of those requiring medical assistant, are allowed during your appointment. This is in effort to minimize office crowding and maintain adequate social distancing.
- No employee, patient or cleaning staff with fever or symptoms is permitted in the office. Employee and patient temperatures will be taken upon entering the office.
- All patients must use hand sanitizer and will be given a pen to keep for paperwork.
- Our surgical assistants clean exam room door handles, chairs, and desks as well as spray aerosol in each room after patient use.
- The waiting room is cleaned after each individual patient. There are no magazines, toys, and so forth in our waiting room since these are difficult to disinfect.
- During surgical procedures the doctor and staff are required to wear surgical gowns, face shields, goggles, N95 masks plus an additional mask. All patients are required to do a 30 second hydrogen peroxide rinse in their mouth prior to exam and procedure.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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