There is no mask mandate, however, if you are at a higher risk of acquiring an infection, it is advised to wear a mask at your discretion.
WE ASK YOU TO RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS...
(1) YOU ARE UNDER A COVID-19 QUARANTINE
(2) IT'S BEEN WITHIN 5 DAYS OF TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR...
(3) YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS (fever greater than 100.4F without taking fever reducing medication, new onset or worsening cough, and difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell)...AND/OR AT LEAST TWO OF THESE SYMPTOMS (sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose).
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 10 days of having visited our office, we ask that you contact us.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK
Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff, and to advance the safety of our local community.
Due to the frequency and timing of visits by other dental patients, the characteristics of the Covid-19 and other infections, along with the characteristics of dental procedures, there is an elevated risk of you contracting an infection simply by being in a dental office.
Dental procedures create water spray which is one way the disease is spread. The ultra-fine water spray can linger in the air for a long time, allowing transmission of the COVID-19 virus to those nearby. You can not wear a protective mask over your mouth to prevent infection during treatment as your health care providers need access need access to your mouth to render care. This leaves you vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission or other infections while receiving dental treatment.
Thank you so much for your support. We're happy to continue serving you, and can't wait to see your smile! Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.