Covid Update

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your dental health and your safety.

We can proudly state that we have not had any COVID-19 virus spread in or from our practice. There has not been one case spread amongst our team, patients, or doctors. I strongly believe this is a testament to our office safety and infection control protocols.

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.

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 request all team members and patients still wear masks while in our office.  The exception for our patients is during dental treatment or cleanings.
  • Our patients pre-rinse with a Listerine/Hydrogen Peroxide combination. This has been well documented to safely reduce viral loads and virus spread.
  • Our office will continue to communicate with you before each appointment to ask some ADA Standardized Screening questions.
  • We have a hand sanitizer that we request you 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 reception area will no longer offer magazines or self-service drinks, and so forth since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. We have Office Wi-fi.  Please ask us for connection details.
  • 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.

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. To make an appointment, please call our office.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to continuing our care for our patients, neighbors, and friends.

In Health,

Dr. Jamie Alexander and the Team