We are pleased to announce that we are open for all dental procedures.The COVID-19 Coronavirus is an extremely difficult situation and uncharted territory for all of us. The safety and health of our loyal patients is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we are taking all the necessary precautions by abiding the guidelines provided by the American Dental Association ADA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to serve you.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and continued support during this difficult time.
Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
2. N95/KN95/ASTM level 3 masks/Face Shields
Our team will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times during your visit.
3. Air Purifier
The EnviroKlenz® Air System Plus safely and effectively combines advanced chemistry technology, germicidal UVC, and HEPA filtration to capture and destroy airborne toxic and noxious gasses, particulates, allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other allergy triggers. It contains the EnviroKlenz® Air Cartridge, HEPA filter– and UV-C lamps.
4. Extraoral Evacuation System
Handler’s 42ESU is an extraoral mobile suction system designed to complement the HVE (High Volume Evacuation) intraoral devices used during patient treatment. The 42ESU can help capture airborne droplets and aerosols to minimize exposure to harmful agents in the atmosphere
5. Social Distancing
We ask our patients to respect social distance guidelines.
Come alone to your appointments. No handshakes or hugs.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
6. Personal Hygiene
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
All patients will be required to wear a facial mask upon entering the office.
7. Additional Sanitation Procedures
In addition to cleaning procedure rooms after every patient, the front desk and waiting room will be continuously cleaned throughout the day.
8. Staff Daily Health Checks
Our staff will comply with no contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions to ensure that our team is ready and willing to provide safe dental care.
9. No Patient Gloves
In order to minimize cross-contamination we ask that you dispose of any outside gloves before you enter the office.
10. Sequence Scheduling
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
Virtual waiting room if necessary- now you can check in from your car in order to minimize contact.
11. Installed Clear Barriers
A clear plastic barrier for our front desk in order to protect you and our staff.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Carlos F. Sanchez and Team