The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for all of us. We hope you, your family and friends are well. While we are all deeply concerned about the virus, we are also acutely aware that oral health is directly related to better overall health. Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums will support your health and wellness, which continues to be our highest priority. We have carefully designed new office procedures to minimize the risk of infection for our patients and staff.
While we have always followed stringent infection control protocol in our operatories and common areas, we have instituted additional measures that we are asking all our patients to observe. The measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Patients will be required to complete new forms prior to treatment. These forms can be completed electronically on our website or printed from our website and brought to the office at time of your appointment.
- Checking in for appointments shall be by telephone. Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until the front desk tells them when to proceed to the office.
- The reception room is designated for pre-screening only. Patients will be screened and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the office. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
- Patients will be required to wear masks upon entry and exit of the office.
- ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.
- We will be limiting the number of patients seen at one time.
- Please limit the number of personal items that you bring into the office.
- We ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.
The Doctors and staff will strictly follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization. You will notice some other physical and procedural routines to help protect everyone, which we will continue to monitor and update.
We really cannot say it enough, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our priority.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Allen A. Ressler, D.D.S
Andrew R. Hirschl, D.D.S.
Ira S. Lelchuk, D.D.S.