Yes! We're Open
Salutations To Our Wonderful Patients!
We hope this email 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 thing 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 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.
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 some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office and we will be taking your temperature. Please re-schedule your appointment if you are sick or feel you may be starting to feel ill. We will not count it against the appointment policy.
- Only the patient will be allowed to enter the building for an appointment. If you are a guardian of a minor or caregiver, you will be allowed to accompany the individual. We will reschedule if more than the patient (or patient with guardian) enters the building. This is for the safety of our patients and staff.
- We ask that when you enter the building, you please go to the restroom and wash your hands. We also have hand sanitizer available. Please stop at the table and pick up the appropriate paperwork and a clean pen. Once you have finished filling out your paperwork, please turn it in to the receptionist and place the used pen in the appropriate bin so that it can be disinfected.
- Our waiting room will no longer house magazines or anything that that would be difficult to disinfect. We also ask that you honor social distancing. We will monitor the waiting room and possibly move patients to different rooms, if we see that we are unable to provide adequate distance.
- 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 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. We will be available to answer your calls and schedule appointments on Monday June 1st.
Thank you for being our patient. We truly appreciate your patience, loyalty, and trust. We look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends!
Dr. Edward F. Scammon and your Hometown Family Dental Team