As our practice continues to successfully prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, you can be assured that we’re taking every precaution on our end to protect you when you visit with us for your dental care – from the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave. Because of these efforts, we have had zero positive occurrences after seeing well over 7000 patients since we reopened in May.
While Washington state has recently updated face covering regulations for people who are fully COVID vaccinated, the state still requires people wear face masks and maintain social distancing when they visit health care providers, regardless of their vaccination status. Thank you for wearing a facemask when you visit our dental practice.
If you haven’t already visited us recently, you will notice many changes we’ve made to help keep you and our staff safe. While our office has always utilized personal protective equipment (PPE) that has exceeded all the CDC guidelines, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic we have instituted additional guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety.
These additional precautions will also include new ways of scheduling your appointments and managing your insurance and financial transactions.
The Day of Your Visit
On the day of your appointment, you can rely on our team to keep you safe at every step of your visit with us – from the moment you arrive at our building to the moment you leave our office. We have taken enhanced precautions to protect you, in addition to extensive team training on infection control and patient management procedures.
- Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures before and after all appointments with mist or fogging devices – See Us in Action!
- Offering combination restorative and checkup appointments if possible to minimize office visits.
- Maintain distancing in the reception area for essential caregivers and parents of minors if they cannot
wait in a vehicle or outside the clinic.
- Removal of magazines and items that can harbor or transfer germs of any kind.
- Hand sanitizers will be positioned throughout the clinic.
- Providing more education materials to enhance your awareness of health issues related to this pandemic.
- We require a mask to be worn by ALL patients upon entering the office.
- Installed sneeze guards or droplet barriers at all reception areas.
- Require hand washing and hand sanitizing before all appointments by our team and by our patients.
- Introduce an oral pre rinse by all patients to reduce exposure to germs.
- Record temperature of every patient upon entering the office.
- Record the temperature of every team member each day at beginning and end of
- Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures of all surfaces between patients.
- Ambient air management with HEPA 13 air filtration continuously in treatment rooms and common areas
to remove germs from circulating air.
- Enhanced HVAC disinfection with UV light or HEPA Filtration units.
- New personal protection equipment like visors, gowns, and masks for our doctors and team to provide
barriers against the smallest of germs.
- Introduce protocols to reduce or eliminate airborne aerosols during all dental procedures.
- Enhanced nightly disinfection procedures of equipment and office fixtures like computers, keyboards,
telephones, tablets, chairs, doorknobs, and buttons that may be touched unconsciously.
- Provide teledentistry services for follow up lab reports or communication that can be done online or
through video education.
- Provide disease testing recommendations for exposure detection to viruses.
While some things have changed at our office to keep you safer, you can still expect to experience the same expert care from the friendliest dental team in Seattle!
We look forward to seeing you soon. And in the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or you need to make an appointment, please call us at (206) 524-1000 or contact us online