We hope this letter 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 things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your wellbeing.
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, you are comfortable and your health and wellbeing is a top priority.
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:
- 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.
- We will have you wait in your car and notify us when you are here, we will then call or text you when your room is ready.
- When you enter our office, please wear a mask and leave all personal items in your car. We will take your temperature and your pulse ox. When you enter your treatment room, you will wash your hands along with doing a mouth rinse.
- You may see that our reception room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. We also have limited space available in our reception room and encourage patients to remain in their cars if possible.
- We will be allowing more time in 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 well in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 303-442-8625 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being our patient, we value your trust and loyalty.
Dr. Ted Kawulok, Dr. Nicole Kent, and Team