DENTAL OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOL – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Our Commitment to Safety
We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is
more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients.
With this in mind, we are happy to share the 12 additional steps we are taking
to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions are
incremental to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA
and ADA guidelines for dental practices.
Our goal is to add peace-of-mind to the friendliness and clinical excellence
you have come to expect. Of course, this is part of an on-going commitment
that will evolve with the times. As always, we welcome the opportunity to
answer any of your questions and to address all concerns.
We are in this together, and we will never underestimate the power of a smile!
Advanced Staff Training
All of the patients will be escorted directly to the operatory upon
arrival and will wash their hands in addition to health screening and
temperature check. Following treatment, they will wash their hands
again, put on their mask and leave the office.
We are only allowing one patient into our office at a time. Siblings of
the patient will not be allowed in the office unless they have an
appointment as well.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
We will be taking everyone’s temperature upon arrival using an infrared
No Office Tours
We ensure to do everything in the same room to minimize movement. This
also includes treatment plans, medical history updates, including any
other paperwork. We will also be checking out patients one at a time.
Personal Hygiene Standards
We sanitize all surfaces multiple times a day with hospital grade
disinfectant. We also sanitize every operatory between patients.
Virtual Waiting Room
Patients will remain in their car until their scheduled appointment
times and should call the office when they arrive so we can let them
know when to step foot into the office.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient
We will be taking staff and patients temperatures using a no touch
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizing Station
All patients will rinse with antiseptic mouth wash prior to all
procedures in addition to sanitizing hands.
Social Distancing in Place
We will be closing down our waiting area to avoid having anyone sitting
together. We know many of you have concerns about this as our waiting
area is usually busy and contains reading materials that are shared by
our patients. Patients will be taken to the back into the operatories
upon arrival. We have also changed our scheduling to decrease the
traffic and avoid crowding in our office.
N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks
All staff members will be wearing protective eyewear and KN95 masks AT
Front Desk Masks
You must come into our office with a mask or face covering to comply
with the governor’s recommendations to help minimize the risk to you and
Installed Clear Barriers
I will be installing plexiglass at the front desk to shield patients and
front office staff.