Managing COVID-19 & Infection ControlSpring Lake, MI
Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by OSHA and the ADA in order to provide a clean, safe, environment in which to protect your health, both oral and otherwise. We are in this together.
Among our precautionary measures include…
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings.
Personal Protective Equipment
We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices
Instruments and equipment used in your care are all regularly sterilized and disinfected to ensure that your health is maintained. Items such as surgical instruments and mouth mirrors are all subject to rigorous cleanings.
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill viruses.
To help manage the spread of the COVID-19, we have implemented the following changes:
- Our office will communicate with you before your appointment with Screening questions. You will be asked those questions again when you arrive.
- No-Touch Forehead Temperature Readings.
- Use of hand sanitizer upon arrival
- Scheduling appointment times to maximize social distancing and minimize waiting times.
Each treatment room has been equipped with an air purification system using both a True HEPA filter and UV-C ultra violet light to eliminate and de-activates bacteria and viruses.
Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.
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