Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. We are confident you will feel safe and comfortable during your visit.
Reduced number of appointments per day to permit social distancing and sanitation of treatment rooms
Bring and wear you mask before entering. We will also be wearing extra PPEs including face shields and gowns
Screening for symptoms and temperature checks required. You must have a temperature below 100.4 to be treated.
New physical barriers and floor markers. Empty room between you and other patients.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Impressive COVID safety measures. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent hygienist who thoroughly and safely cleaned my teeth. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
New Check-In Process
Check-In by calling (650) 341 -0424 when you arrive on the premises
Wait in your vehicle for your appointment
We will call you when your treatment room is ready.
Note: Only patients with an appointment will be permitted to enter office. Please plan on coming to your appointment alone. Minors may have one guardian to accompany them.
Limited Schedule for Social Distancing
To minimize the number of persons in office and maximize social distancing, we have:
Limited number of patients in the waiting room
Reduced the number of appointments per day
Added a 30 minute gap between appointments to disinfect surfaces and allow aerosols to clear
Left an empty treatment room between you and other patients.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Wear your face mask prior to entering the office. It is mandatory.
Upon your arrival, your temperature will be checked at the front desk.
You may be asked to wait in your vehicle until your provider is available.
All staff including non-clinical members will be wearing masks and possibly other personal protection equipment.
Please respect social distancing and physical barriers during your visit.
Physical contact with materials including pens and paperwork will be limited.
Dispose of any waste including any empty water bottles, gloves, used tissues into receptacles
You may experience additional equipment including intraoral and extraoral high volume evacuation during treatment.
Your provider may change treatment procedures in an effort to reduce exposure. For example, your hygienist may use primarily a hand scaler and ultrasonic scaling in select areas.
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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.