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What the Dentist Actually Looks For During a Dental Checkup
March 12, 2020
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COVID-19: Our New Office Guidelines
July 2, 2020

Temporary Changes Due to COVID-19 

Dr. Berry and our team’s mission is to provide you the highest care possible, and your health and safety are of our utmost concern. As a result, while we transition to being able to service both emergency and elective procedures, we have implemented additional measures which include using an increase in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in accordance with the ADA guidelines for COVID-19 infection control protocols. We are very excited to see our wonderful patients again!!!

As a measure to maintain social distancing along with promote safety for patients and our team, the following temporary protocols will be in place:  
  1. We will screen our staff daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Our staff will wear recommended and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), as such materials are available.
  2. We will screen patients before entrance to the office. We will use a forehead thermometer to check patients and essential family.  Patients will be screened to inquire about COVID symptoms, contact with infected individuals and travel or other risks of COVID-19 infections.
  3. All patients and accompanying parent/caregiver must wear masks while in our office (patients will remove masks as needed for treatment).
  4. We must minimize the number of people visiting the office during this time.  Adult patients must attend appointments alone.  Minors and patients with special needs may be accompanied by ONE parent/caregiver. ADA guidelines recommend parents and other family members remain in the car during appointments.  Safe distancing practices will be observed in the office.
  5. When patients arrive in the parking lot, please call us at (303) 731-7755 to check-in.  We will advise when the office is ready for the patient to come in for the appointment.
  6. We will stagger the seating of patients to keep them separated in physical distance. After appointments, we will then disinfect for the next guests.
  7. We will stagger the timing of patient scheduling to increase separation. This will reduce the number of patients and essential family members in the office at any given time.  Adult patients may enter the office alone; minors/special needs may be accompanied by one adult.
  8. Patients will not have the opportunity to brush teeth in our office, in order to reduce infection risks.  We ask patients to brush their teeth before coming to their appointments.
Please call us if you have any questions.