The Team at Falmouth Dental Arts remains committed to the safety of our patients and our staff.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your previous visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
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. Please read this list carefully and thoroughly to make sure that you are ready and prepared upon arrival.
PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some health screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, especially fever, dry cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing or body aches.
AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
PLEASE SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. With our reduced schedule, canceling at the last minute or not showing up for your appointment eliminates an opportunity for other patients.
As a healthcare facility, our clinical team will be masking throughout the duration of your appointment. Masking for the front office staff and the public is optional. We are following ADA and CDC guidelines for masking.
We check the CDC COVID-19 by County page daily and follow their recommendations for masking in our area.
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to your scheduled appointment time.
- Please sanitize your hands when you enter our office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- Please brush and floss before you arrive. We can not allow for spitting into our public sinks in the restrooms.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any one time.
Please only patients in the office. Exceptions will be made for parents accompanying children or caretakers accompanying the patient.
Our air conditioning will be on high to keep our staff cool while wearing additional layers of personal protective equipment (PPE). Please come prepared with a sweater or sweatshirt.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty.
Falmouth Dental Arts