COVID-19

The office is open.

 

Unless notified, we will be honoring appointments from May 4th going forward. Please call if you would like to reschedule.

 

All patients need to be pre-screened prior to their dental and hygiene appointments. Please call the office at 703/369-5544 and speak with a team member two weeks before your scheduled appointment.

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. 

 

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 arrive at the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room and operatories will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

Changes around the office

Plexiglass Protective Barrier

Increased Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Protects staff from aerosols that are common in dental offices

Removed Magazines, Brochures, & Toys

Difficult items to sanitize and prevent contamination

Disposable coverings

Easier clean up when contaminated

Hand Sanitizer

Available in every room

Upgraded HEPA Filter

Dual systems work at both ends of the office

Washing Uniforms on-site

Staff & Patient Screening

Everyone's temperature is taken at arrival. This is in addition to screening questions.

Germicidal Lamp

UV-C is a known disinfectant that kills viruses and bacteria. Lamps will be used to disinfect air, surfaces, and objects.
If you elect to come to our office for a routine dental evaluation and/or treatment that will be done during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be advised of the following:

 

While our office complies with State Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infection control guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we cannot make any guarantees.

 

Our staff are symptom-free and, to the best of their knowledge, have not been exposed to the virus. However, since we are a place of public accommodation, other persons (including other patients) could be infected, with or without their knowledge.

 

In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we will ask you a number of “screening” questions. For the safety of our staff, other patients, and yourself, please be truthful and candid in your answers.
We care for your smile!