Important Information Regarding COVID-19
As dedicated healthcare 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 office continues to actively monitor the changing policies and guidelines set by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID.
Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the up-to-date 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.
Based on the current guidelines set by the Governor of the State of Texas and Texas State Dental Board:
- Dental Health Care Providers (DHCP) are screened daily for temperature and symptoms of an acute respiratory illness. Any staff member exhibiting a fever (temperature > 100.4F) and/or symptoms of respiratory illness will be asked to take a COVID-19 test. If positive for COVID, the staff member will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days, per CDC guidelines.
- Patients will undergo a brief screening questionnaire over the phone regarding their recent health history prior to to their scheduled appointment. The brief questionnaire will be conducted over the phone, in which each patient will be asked a few questions regarding their any recent symptoms related to COVID-19 and potential exposure to COVID-19. Based on the phone screening, we may request further information to determine if it is safe for you to have dental treatment.
- If you’ve recently (within the past 10 days) displayed signs of fever, sore throat, muscle/body aches, shortness of breath, or coughing, we will likely advised to postpone your dental treatment.
For the safety of our patients and healthcare providers, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment if:
- If you have come in contact with anyone who has been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19.
- If you have come in contact with anyone that exhibits signs or symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever (>100.4F), shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell, unusual fatigue, and/or body aches.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. 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.
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
Last update: August 7, 2022