Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms, or has had a known COVID contact.
The doctors and staff have created protocols that adhere to CDC / CDA / OSHA / Orange County Department of Health guidelines to minimize the potential spread of a respiratory borne pathogen such as the novel coronavirus / COVID-19. Our doctors have created these protocols at the onset of the pandemic based on current medical literature, while integrating hospital protocols for COVID-19 treatment centers. Our office feels that we have gone above the standards of most industries given the nature of practice of oral surgery. We are doing as much as we can to make our office a safe environment first and foremost for our patients, as well as for our staff and doctors.
These measures now include:
-Requiring a 14 day disease free or suspected contact free period of time for patient treatment
-All staff and doctors fully vaccinated, and maintaining current CDC vaccination booster guidelines for healthcare workers
-Requiring a CDC mandated quarantine period for the doctors and staff if in close contact with a COVID positive individual
-Decreasing patient flow to minimize contact and to ensure social distancing
-Frequent disinfection of common surfaces touched by staff and patients
-Temperature checks at check in to rule out fever
-A universal face mask policy for all people entering the office and at all times unless instructed to remove only during exam or treatment
-HEPA medical filters throughout the office
-Attention to airflow and ventilation while having the advantage of sealing room with doors and opening windows during treatment
-Personal protective equipment for surgical assistants and doctors that meet criteria for respiratory aerosol procedures
-Frequent office training regarding appropriate PPE use, and screening out high risk patients
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. 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.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: View CDC Guidelines
- Symptoms: View Information from the CDC
- Steps When Sick: View the Steps
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