We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. It is hard to believe it has been now over a year that we were affected as a society and a world by the virus. As we have worked together to move through this pandemic, we are starting to see a positive change back to a sense of safety and security. We do appreciate all of your understanding and participation in the changes to our process in the office. Safety is still our main concern so we would like to update you on some changes to our office protocols.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our office will continue to follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
Some of the updates to our protocols are as follows:
- Communication prior to your visit will remind you to let us know if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 within the last 10 (ten) days or if you have any type of elevated temperature. Please let us know of this prior to your visit.
- You will not need to call the office when you arrive, but you may come in and check in at our front desk where you will still have a temperature check taken.
- While not required, we still encourage everyone as recommended by the state and CDC to wear a mask into the office. Due to the limited availability of personal protective equipment, we will not be able to give out masks to patients.
- We will still have hand sanitizer available in the office and we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- Our waiting room will have limited seating to abide by CDC and ADA guidelines. Therefore we ask that you keep the people in your party limited to you and any necessary guardians or caregivers.
- We look forward to continuing your dental care and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 727-862-3535 or visit our website at scottgriffithdmd.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty!
Scott R. Griffith DMD