At South Orange Family Dentistry, we make every effort to keep our patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control guidelines recommended by American Dental Association and US Center for Disease Control (CDC). You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment.
New changes to the way we serve you include:
- You will be asked a series of screening questions over the phone, when confirming your appointment. You will be asked the same questions again when you come to the office for your appointment.
- We will ask you to sanitize your hands when you enter the office. Sanitizers have been placed in several locations throughout the office.
- You will be asked to enter the office, wearing your face mask and as soon as your procedure is over and you leave the treatment room, you will be asked to put your mask back on.
- We take the temperature of every staff member every morning and we also take every patient’s temperature before entering the building.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and children’s toys; these items are difficult to clean and disinfect between patients.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- When you arrive at our office, call us before entering the office, a staff member will come out to take your temperature and give you the screening questionnaire. We will ask you to come in, as soon as a treatment room is available.
- We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied, if possible. For those patients who need a guardian to accompany them, we ask that this be limited to a single family member.
- We will be scheduling appointments in a way to allow social distancing and enough time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patients.
- We have installed Air Purification systems with HEPA filters and UV germicidal technology to improve the air quality in the office.
- We are using advanced intra-oral and extra-oral suction systems in treatment rooms to capture and eliminate germs in the air from dental procedures.
We are here for you. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you for your next appointment!