New Precautions to Keep You Safe
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. We’re pleased to announce that we have now re-opened for all dental procedures. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, we look forward to resuming our normal habits and routines very soon. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
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. Please review about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
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 agency’s recommendations.
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 will be asked to take your temperature upon your arrival to our office.
- We have hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will only offer sanitized magazines and pamphlets upon request.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
We have taken additional sanitary precautions:
- BioBlasting is an advanced water technology manual office spraying done several times a day, US EPA approved anti-viral treatment for enveloped viruses, large non-enveloped viruses and small non-enveloped viruses including the use against enveloped SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
- Intraoral evacuation dams that reduce aerosols by 90%
- Installation of extraoral dental suction mobile units to capture chair side aerosols and protect our office and patients from airborne contaminants (coming soon).
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (239) 597-7333.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back to Massa Dental Center. We wish you continued safety and good health.
Dr. James Massa