COVID 19 Office Policies and Procedures
Dear Hibiscus Dental Patients,
Our community has been though a lot over the last year and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal lives.
Infection control has always been a top priority in all of our offices as you have seen during your visits. Our infection control procedures are designed so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Keeping patients and staff safe is our top priority.
Our offices follow the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities, advice, and procedures of these agencies to ensure that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidelines that may be issued. We will continue to maintain the most current infection control recommendations in our offices.
Following these guidelines, you may see some changes when it’s time for your next appointment. We have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive for your appointment.
- We will ask that you detour to the restroom to wash your hands upon arrival, alternatively, we have hand sanitizer that will be available for you to use when you enter the office. You will also find sinks and soap throughout the office, as well as hand sanitizer stations.
- You may see that our waiting rooms will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth; since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean that you’re offered fewer options when scheduling appointments.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
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.
Thank you for being our patient.