Complete our COVID19 Screening Questionnaire Below:
Please help us keep our patients, staff and community safe by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/MT2MXrBPVq71... to fill out your questionnaire 24 hrs prior to your visit with us. This should be filled out for each patient who has an appointment in the next 24 hrs. It is required of us to screen each patient before each appointment. Please update our office if any changes occur after filling out our form.
**Please note that our new guidelines require all patients to wear a mask/face covering into the office until one our staff members ask you to remove it. If you'd like to know more about what to expect at our office please see the date 05/11/2020 below.
We hope this finds you and your family in good health. 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 changes, 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 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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and 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 staff. For example:
- We ask that you arrive to the office with a mask/facing covering until one of our staff members ask you to remove it.
- Our office asks that you arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment.
- No more than one patient can be in the operatory at a time. Please call us with any questions for the younger children. We also cannot congregate: This means that if it is not your appointment time or you do not have an appointment, please wait outside or in your car.
- Due to the strict guidelines that we have to follow, there may be a charge for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your appointment. Most insurances are not paying for this- the code is D1999 if you'd like to contact your insurance to see if they cover it. We are charging a fee of $10 per office visit. This will not be in place permanently and we will update as the guidelines change.
- Military families or United Concordia Insurance: they will cover 100% of the PPE cost.
- We have hand sanitizer for you to use when you arrive at the front desk.
- 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 times 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. Please call our office at (253) 584-2250 to make appointments.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.