Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, our office followed strict infection control guidelines to protect our patients and team. In an abundance of caution, we have increased the frequency and thoroughness of our sanitizing procedures and we are following all safety procedures and guidelines in compliance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
We are following the activities of these agencies daily so that we are up-to-date on any new regulations or guidance that may be issued. Some elective procedures will still be postponed to reduce the amount of patients and staff in our office at one time. Please understand if we contact you to reappoint a procedure.
You may notice few changes in our office when it is time for your next appointment.
Here’s what you need to know:
- In accordance with the Governor’s recommendations, as of now, we plan to begin a soft reopening on May 4th, 2020.
- We have added some enhanced infection control procedures including screening every patient and team member for any signs or symptoms of illness.
- We ask that our elderly patients and those with underlying medical conditions hold off scheduling for a little longer unless Dr. Pryor determines that it is essential for your health to come in sooner.
- Upon arrival for your appointment, we are asking patients to stay in their cars, we will come out and notify you when it is time to come into the office so that you may proceed directly to your care area. We will not be having anyone waiting in the waiting room. We ask that you please DO NOT bring other family members into the office for your appointment unless they are also receiving treatment or if you need them to provide you with assistance.
- If you are hearing impaired, please let us know when you schedule or when you arrive for your appointment to ensure that we provide you with inclusiveness during your visit; as our entire staff will be wearing protective face coverings that may interfere with understanding or reading lips.
We are looking forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you safe in our office, please do not hesitate to ask.