Important Information Regarding COVID-19
We understand the growing concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the communities we serve. The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We, the doctors and staff at Endodontic Partners have been actively preparing to identify possible patients with the COVID-19 virus and to prevent transmission to themselves, other patients, and visitors.
We are taking numerous increased precautions in our office, many advised by the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists, to care for all patients during this health crisis. We are remaining vigilant about regularly disinfecting all waiting room and exam room surfaces.
Based on current guidance and our own standards and practices, we remain open to treat patients with emergency only ( Dental pain, acute dental pain , acute dental infection, dental alveolar trauma ) . We ready to provide exceptional patient care experiences.
Patients with Upcomsing Appointment
In effort to further protect our patients and staff, we ask that you are mindful of the following precautions:
- We are permitting only one caregiver to accompany patients to our locations at this time. Please wash your hands before coming into the exam room.
- If you have traveled , including traveled on any cruise ship, have been exposed to someone with or suspicious of COVID-19 within the last 21 days, or you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we MUST reschedule your appointment for a future date.
· Shortness of breath
* Any Flu-Like symptoms
Please call the office and our staff will reschedule your appointment. We will be screening every patient at check in to identify and limit potential exposure to COVID-19 in our office.
If you are sick and have an emergency, please call us so we can help you manage the situation at home or we will help come up with a different solution.
A Note to Our Higher Risk Patients
As the virus continues to spread, we want to protect and safeguard our most vulnerable patients –
The elderly or patients over 60 years old
People with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. This includes patients with cancer, organ transplant, immune deficiency, and those on some medications that suppress their immune system.
Elderly and higher-risk patients should consider changing any routine, non-urgent visits to a later date.
Potential Disruptions to Our Regular Schedule
Depending on community trends with COVID-19, our office may reduce patient load or close with short notice.
We will notify you if it is necessary to temporarily close our office.
How is our staff being trained?
Our staff has been trained in infection control practices, standard precautions, and hand hygiene.
How is Endodontic Partners monitoring the situation?
As the situation evolves, we are keeping up with and following the recommendations of the CDC, WHO, state and local health departments.
How is Endodontic Partners preparing for COVID-19?
Our primary duty is to safeguard the health and well being of our patients and staff by preventing the spread of the infection at our office.
- We are continuously monitoring, reviewing and improving our response as the situation evolves.
- We are keeping all employees updated with any new recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- We are increasing awareness of all of our staff to be alert for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
- We are practicing safe hand hygiene.
- We are proactively alerting patients who are ill, exposed to COVID-19 or those who have recently visited high-risk countries to reschedule appointments.
- We already adhere to standard precautions following all CDC recommendations for infection-control practice with strict protocols of sterilization, disinfection and the use of physical barriers
- We continue using the personal protective disposable equipment including gloves, gowns and disposable facemasks.
- We use a rubber dam for endodontic procedures, and this is decreasing possible exposure to infectious agents to patients and staff.
- We are Including temperature readings as part of routine assessment of the patient prior to performing dental procedures.
- Every patient will rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide before dental evaluation or treatment
- We are cleaning and disinfecting the waiting area frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
- We are reducing our schedule to avoid waiting time and to keep our waiting area with a very low number of patients.
- We will be updating this information as new details become available. If you have questions or concerns about this information, please reach out to our office.
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