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 our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
As of right now our office is re-opening and we will be working in phases to accommodate all missed appointments and future appointments.
Our office will be in contact with you over the next few weeks, we truly appreciated your patience and understanding during our Re-Opening Phase and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends!
Below is a list of some of the enhanced precautions we have taken to protect you in addition to extensive team training on infection control and patient management procedures.
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.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
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.
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.
Require hand washing and hand sanitizing before all appointments by our team and by our patients.
Record temperature and and lung efficiency of every patient upon entering the office.
Record the temperature and lung efficiency of every team member each day at beginning and end of work period.
- Introduce an oral pre-rinse by all patients to reduce exposure to germs.
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.
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.
I urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached by phone at 603-436-6997 or by email to [email protected] and will respond as soon as we can.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html