What We're Doing to Safely Provide Care
We are taking extraordinary precautions to ensure we safely serve patients in our dental practices.
Extra cleaning and sanitation: Our practices have always maintained a safe and clean environment. We have added extended cleaning and disinfection measures to all areas, including high-touchpoint areas (surfaces, dental chairs, bathrooms, etc) inside of each practice – this effort is on top of our standard stringent protocols. In addition, many of our practices have invested in GPS® Air Cleaning Technology to deliver cleaner, safer indoor air. Studies have proven GPS technology to reduce infectivity of certain viruses by 90% or more (source: www.globalplasmasolutions.com).
Social distancing guidelines: Our practices are following social distancing protocols that align with local and state guidelines. Prior to welcoming patients to the practice, you will receive an appointment email and a screening call that will provide further details on the safety protocols being followed at your local practice. In addition, a member of our team will take each patient's temperature at the practice. This is a safety precaution – for both patients and staff. Please be advised that, depending on local and state guidelines at the time of your appointment, the practice may not allow guests or family members to accompany patients to an appointment. We appreciate your understanding. Please let the team know during the screening phone call if you need any special accommodations or have any questions or concerns. The practice will work with you if you desire to have a virtual consultation with another family member while you are inside the practice.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Our practices continue to have access to and use PPE (surgical masks, face shields, gloves, gowns etc) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for your protection and our staff’s protection during care.
Caring for staff: Our staff members continue to follow guidelines to ensure their health and safety, which includes not reporting to work if they are ill, frequently taking their temperature during work hours, and maintaining stringent infection control best practices including hand washing and use of hand sanitizers.
Go Ahead & Smile –
It’s Our Mission to Safely Care For You
Dr. Anthony Naranja, Chief Clinical Officer, shares the extraordinary precautions we’re taking to safely serve you.