Coronavirus Update

We are now open!

Thank you so much for your patience during this trying time.  We are working very hard to get everyone back in to the office to continue your orthodontic care

Our Office’s Safety Precautions

We are very excited to announce that we will be reopening our office on Monday May 18th! 

As you probably know, we will not be able to return to "business as usual" any time soon, so please bear with us while we implement new systems and try to safely bring everyone back in the order in which they were canceled.  Here are the changes that you can expect to see when you come in to the office:

1.  Outdoor seating.  We ask that you check in verbally with our front desk and wait outside until we call you back.  You may also choose to wait in your car and have us call or text when we are ready to seat you

2.  Please wear a mask when entering the office

3.  We will be performing a brief health screening, including touchless temperature readings

4.  We are requesting patients only in our clinical areas.  Parents and siblings should wait outside or in the car.  You may choose to schedule your next appointment by phone or text

5. Please brush your teeth at home before you come to the office.  We will ask you to rinse with Peroxyl, a hydrogen peroxide based rinse, prior to your appointment

6.  We will practice physical distancing in our clinical area.  Patients will be seated every other chair and we will avoid using aerosol procedures.  When we need to use aerosol procedures we will use a special aerosol evacuator

7. Appointments will have staggered starts to limit the number of people coming and going.  We have also added extra time to each visit to allow for post-visit disinfection and cleaning

8.  All staff will be wearing extra PPE and acrylic screens have been placed to protect front desk personnel

If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:

 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions

When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. If you have respiratory symptoms, we will ask that you wear a facemask.

How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.

If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.