We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing that 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. We want to tell you 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.
Changes at Your Next Appointment
We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.
- Please wear a mask or protective covering when entering the office. Our staff will be too!
- 48hrs prior to your appointment you’ll be asked to complete our Virtual Screening Questionnaire.
- When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll be asked to complete our Virtual Check-In with instructions on what to expect next.
- We have hand sanitizer readily available that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some throughout the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room 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. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- 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 will also ask that you come to your appointments alone unless a guardian or caregiver is needed.
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.
The Sunriver Dental Care Team
Dr. Uzra Khursand, Diane, Caroline, Margaret, Sam, and Trisha