covid-19 updates


Sunday, February 7, 2021
covid 19 updates

Our community has been through a lot of over the last year, 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. 

If you have any questions or concerns about our Covid-19 policies, please call us: 510-352-9212 

 

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 is 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 agency’s recommendations. 

We are taking the necessary precautions to keep our patients and staff safe during this COVID pandemic, and due to the supply shortages in protective equipment and cleaning supplies you could see a $25 COVID PPE and sterilization fee. This helps our office keep its doors open to provide you with the best care.

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: 

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask screening questions. You will be asked those same questions when you are at 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 are 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. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about these steps we take to keep you, and every patient safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call or txt our office at 510-352-9212 or send us a quick email.


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