The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority. As a locally-owned and operated dental practice, supporting the health of our community is part of our mission. In light of the growing concern around COVID-19, we want to let you know what we’re doing to mitigate risk at our office.
The Office is Open
At this time, our office will remain open to meet the dental needs of our patients. (While you may have heard that elective dental surgeries should be postponed, this applies to hospital settings only, not in-office dental care.)
What We are Doing
To ensure the safety of our patients and team members, we are continuously monitoring the situation and will follow the recommendations, guidelines and mandates of state and local authorities. We are also reviewing our local dental referral partner announcements and recommendations so that we can act accordingly as details change.
You should know that to ensure your health during your appointments, we follow universal precaution, meaning that we use hospital level disinfectant to clean the treatment rooms, sterilize all instruments and safely dispose of single-use instruments and materials. In addition, we routinely disinfect all public spaces and surfaces, including the children’s play area and toys.
Finally, we have asked our team members to notify us at the first sign of flu-like symptoms and have instructed them to stay home and contact their doctor if they are feeling ill.
What You Can Do
We ask you to use your judgement to make the best decisions for you and your family to avoid exposure and reduce the spread of germs to those at high risk.
Please call to reschedule your appointment if you or a family member are sick, have had a cough, fever or shortness of breath in the last 48 hours, if you have traveled outside of North America or have known contact with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19.
Please do not bring anyone without an appointment into the office. Social distancing is hard for everyone, but will help reduce the spread and keep families safe.
We encourage everyone to visit the CDC’s website to learn the facts about COVID-19, and follow the guidelines provided there for reducing risk of exposure and what to do if you think you may have been exposed.
We appreciate your understanding during this very challenging time and are grateful to our patients for helping us take precautions.
We want you to feel safe when you visit Dr. Poz. Please know that we will continue to monitor developments and follow authority recommendations and will pass relevant information on to you.
Thank you for your help and understanding.
Dr. Poz & Team