COVID-19 Safety Precautions


Our Office’s Safety Precautions

To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we have always adhered to standardized infection control measures. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment.

Infection control and universal precautions have always been our top priority for our practice. Our office routinely follows infection control recommendations and guidelines from the

AAPD – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

ADA- American Dental Association

CDC- U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention

OSHA- Occupational Safety and Health Administration

State Department of Health - New Jersey Board of Dentistry

  

For your child’s upcoming appointment, you will notice some changes to protect both our patients and our team. These changes include:  

·       Pre-screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection, COVID questionnaire

·       All forms and medical history will be completed virtually before your appointment

·       Virtual waiting room. Once you arrive to your appointment, please call or text us and we will let you know when we are ready for you to escort you directly into a room

·       Please use hand sanitizer upon entering the building

·        Books, magazines, video games, toys have all been removed from the waiting rooms to allow for increased disinfection

·       Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently including door handles, chairs and bathrooms

·       One parent will be allowed to accompany the child/children to the appointment. No other children are allowed unless they have a scheduled appointment

·       Touch-less forehead temperature will be taken upon arrival on every child and parent

·       Mask must be worn by the parent and child if they are over 5-years-old

·        Waiting rooms and appointment times have increased to accommodate for social distancing

·       All team members have been tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to work and are screened daily

·       Medical grade filtration and purification systems have been installed in every treatment room and waiting area

·       Aerosol reducing equipment during routine cleanings and restorative work installed in every treatment room

·       Touch free payment options available

If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any flu like symptoms.