Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for Coast Dental and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are designed to keep you safe and comfortable when you receive dental treatment. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our office to keep patients and our team members safe.
Coast Dental follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP), and many other advisory and regulatory agencies. We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are current on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures continue to adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and team members. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office and in the treatment room before and after your procedure. We will also provide you with eye protection to wear during treatment.
- Our waiting area will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are 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.
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.
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Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Adam Diasti, DDS