Dear Patients, Friends, and Families:
I hope that this message finds you and your families safe and healthy.
I would like to thank everyone for your continued cooperation while our business follows the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19).
In recent years the US has faced numerous outbreaks of highly contagious diseases. Dentists and doctors adhere to Strict CDC guidelines to ensure patient safety.
Other transmittable diseases such as Hepatitis, HPV Herpes and HIV/AIDS, are also mitigated daily through CDC and OSHA guidelines to prevent the spread of illness to our patients and staff.
I have been in this practice for 30 years; and I want to personally reassure you that we follow strict Infection Control procedures to protect our patients, families, and staff.
Please know that we are doing everything to ensure your safety while you are under our care.
We have added several new protocols to decrease the chances for transmission of COVID-19.
To include the following:
- Patients are asked to wear a face mask or cover inside the practice at all times
- Body temperatures will be checked upon arrival
- Seating arrangements have been altered to allow for CDC-recommended social distancing practice. (Thus, no more than 2 patients will be seated in the waiting room at a time).
- You will be asked to wash your hands inside a treatment room under supervision by one of our team members, in accordance with CDC guidelines
- If you need a blanket to keep warm, you must supply your own clean blanket, brought in a bag
- If you come to your appointment with a companion, he or she must remain in the car during the appointment; or pick you up when you are finished with your dental appointment
Please know that we are constantly disinfecting all surfaces, doors, floors, bathrooms, and handles for the protection of everyone involved. We are also employing the use of direct UV light to help maintain disinfection.
As of May 11, 2020, we are OPEN for all routine Dental treatments and services.
To provide patients with maximum safety, we are appropriately spacing appointments. For this reason, we greatly appreciate if you arrive on time. Should you need to cancel your appointment, please call us as soon as possible to allow other patients the opportunity to be seen.
Your safety and health continues to be our top priority, every day.
Thank you for trusting us with your Dental care and needs.
Dr. Evelyn Estefan, DDS
Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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