Our New Protocols During the COVID-19 Pandemic
You know we already followed stringent infection-control procedures in our office. But considering the realities of COVID-19, we’ve gone much further to protect our patients, our team, and our community.
Here’s what we are doing to keep you safe, healthy, and comfortable during your care:
Before Your Appointment:
- Please fill out the Patient Screening Questionnaire COVID-19 and either email us a copy or bring it with you.
- We are checking the temperatures of the entire staff every morning prior to your arrival.
- When you schedule your appointment, please tell us if you have had changes in your medical history and if you have had any COVID-19 interactions.
- We ask that when you come for your appointment, please come alone. If you need assistance, please discuss this need with us prior to your visit.
- Minors and people who need assistance can bring one guardian/caregiver with them to their appointment.
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
- When you arrive, please call the office at (610) 667-6666 and we will give you further instructions.
Upon Your Arrival:
- Call our office at (610) 667-6666 to ask us when you may enter.
- Please wear a mask upon entering the office.
- Upon arrival, we will scan your forehead for a thermal reading.
- We ask you to put on a pair of gloves that will be provided and take them off after leaving.
- We will review with you a COVID-19 screening form.
- We will put you directly in a treatment room.
- There is no longer a coffee bar or magazines in the reception area.
- We ask that you not sit down in the reception area.
- There will be hand sanitizer provided throughout the office.
- After your appointment, we will handle any necessary interactions in the treatment room.
- There will no longer be any check-out at the front desk area.
- We will be wearing appropriate masks depending on the procedure.
- Your providers will be wearing face shields when clinically necessary.
- Extraoral suction will be used to decrease aerosols.
- HEPA filters are placed in treatment rooms.
- Appointments are set up to allow rooms to be empty between patients and allow filters to run.
- As always, your safety and ours are our first priority, and our strict sterilization and disinfecting procedures are still in effect as recommended by the CDC.