Dear Patients of Arnold Dentistry,
Together, Arnold Dentistry and you can do our part to control the spread of the coronavirus to save lives and buy our nation time to develop treatments and vaccines.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has sent recommendations to all U.S. dentists to help protect you as well as the dental professionals who serve you. Here are the temporary measures we now have in place to comply with ADA mandates:
At Arnold Dentistry, we have always followed standard universal precautions issued by the CDC and ADA to help protect every one of our patients and team members from the many infectious diseases that we are potentially exposed to daily. For your peace of mind, these are the same precautions we take EVERY time you sit in one of our patient chairs:
In addition to the above standard measures, we will be exercising a higher standard of infection-control in our waiting areas, including removing all magazines, toys, and other items that are difficult to disinfect. And while we love and value each of our patients, handshakes and hugs may be replaced with an "elbow bump" for the time being.
While we are doing everything in our power to protect you, we also ask for your cooperation in making our office environment a safe one when you visit us. If you have a cough, fever, or chills, please call our office to discuss whether or not you should reschedule. We will be checking temperatures on all patients as they enter, and anyone with a reading over 99.9 degrees may be asked to reschedule to at least three weeks later as a precaution. Also, to practice social distancing and minimize the number of people in our waiting room, please show up no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and come alone when at all possible.
We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.
For more information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html