Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), US 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 agencies’ 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:
-Reception desk for check-ins is closed. All check-ins are done from patient’s vehicles as indicated on signs posted in our parking lot.
-Once you text that you have arrived, we will let you know when we are ready for you to enter the office
We require that you wear your own mask into the office. We will provide one for you if you have forgotten.
-Only patients may enter the office. (Spouses, caregivers, and friends need to wait outside. They can assist to the front door only. Only 1 parent allowed with children’s appointment)
-Patients are asked to come in wearing masks.
-Patients are asked to brush teeth (and floss) at home before appointment, single use toothbrushes will temporarily not be provided.
-Patients will be led to their room where they will be asked to wash their hands and swish with a pre-procedural rinse.
-All non-essential items are stored away, including water cooler, toys, books, and magazines.
-All staff will be wearing appropriate PPE including masks, eyewear, shields, and lab coats.
-All aerosol sprays will be contained by using high vac suctions, Isolites, and rubber dams (when appropriate)
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 206-782-0600.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and are happy to welcome back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
The Carkeek Park Dental Team