COVID-19 Dental Office Safety Protocol – Avon, CT
to Your Safety
Nothing matters more to us than the health and safety of our patients. To protect both you and our team, we maintain strict sterilization and cross-contamination prevention protocols using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We closely follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued to make certain our infection control procedures adhere to each agency’s most current recommendations. . We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep all our staff and patients safe. We appreciate your patience and compliance.
- Please be prompt for your appointment. With our efforts to maximize social distancing and our commitment to the highest standards of infection control, we may not be able to accommodate you if you are late.
- Our reception room is open! For patients that prefer NOT to wait in the reception room can call the front desk upon arrival and wait outside or in a vehicle until the treatment room is ready.
- If your temperature is 100.4 F or higher or you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment for at least 14 days in the future.
- All forms will continue to be digital going forward. Please fill out an updated Medical History (MEN and WOMEN) and an ADA Covid-19 Screening Form before your visit.
- Please be aware that with increased PPE, the temperature in the office will be cooler than normal.
- Our front desk is open to make appointments or make payments after a visit. Patients are also able to call for these services if preferred.
- Safety measures for your protection and the protection of our staff will remain in place. These include (but are not limited to) HEPA UV-C air filtration units in each operatory and the reception room, extraoral suction machines to reduce aerosolized particles, and pre-procedural rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash.
- Clinical staff will continue to maintain the level of personal protective equipment (PPE) that we have come to accept as the new normal.