Our office has been following stringent infection control protocol per the American Dental Association (ADA) even before COVID-19. We wear masks and protective gear, carefully sterilize all instruments, and utilize appropriate instruments to reduce aerosols. We also place disposable plastic covers on all surfaces , which are replaced after each patient. In addition, all of our staff is fully vaccinated. We are also audited for our infection control procedures annually and have always received the highest ratings.
For our patients, we currently ask COVID screening questions and take their temperature upon arrival. All patients must also wear masks while in the office as the recent policy for mask removal does not apply to healthcare settings. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the ADA to ensure the safety of our staff and our patients.