Keeping you safe!
- We are trying to keep everyone safe while in our care.
- We screen everyone before appointments and upon arrival to make sure that you are feeling well BEFORE you come in. Please bring your own pen. If you think you may be coming down with something, please call, don’t just come in.
- Non-Patients are asked to stay in their car or outside unless the patient needs assistance entering our office.
- We are checking the temperatures of each team member and patient.
- We ask you to have a face covering on upon arrival until seated in the treatment room.
- ALL patients are being asked to NOT wear gloves and to use the hand sanitizer that is provided by us in the waiting room upon arrival.
- We will be wearing N95 face masks, eye protection or face shields, gloves and gowns as appropriate for your procedure.
- For procedures that cause aerosols, we use a rubber dam when possible that keeps anything from going down your throat, and use a high suction to keep the aerosols from leaving the immediate area, cutting down the risk to anyone else.
- Every instrument goes through a detailed sterilization process of rinsing, ultrasonic cleaning, and heat sterilization in a bag.
- We run weekly spore tests on our sterilizers to make sure they are able to kill the toughest organisms known to medical science - every single week.
- We are constantly wiping down any high touch surfaces-including door knobs, countertops, light switches, drawer pulls, etc.
- We have 4 large Medical grade HEPA filters running in the office that clean viruses, pollen, and bacteria from the air in each room.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, our lives have changed dramatically. Quarantine lockdowns have forced many of us to switch on a dime to working from home and learning virtually. We’ve worn face masks, washed our hands, and used hand sanitizer. We’ve followed social distancing guidelines and stayed home, canceling in-person playdates, family gatherings, and large holiday celebrations. We’ve done all this to help slow the spread of the coronavirus so that we can protect our community, our loved ones, and ourselves. Fear of contracting COVID-19 has been a big influencer in the past year, and for good reason. However, the Massachusetts Dental Society wants to let residents know that you shouldn’t let that fear force you to overlook your oral health. It is safe to go to the dentist right now, even for routine cleaning and exams. Your teeth and gums hold important clues to other health issues (such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, premature births, and osteoporosis), so delaying your routine dental care could be detrimental to your oral and overall health.