Opelika, AL Dentist
Our priority as your dental care provider has always been to preserve and protect your health and safety. As usual, we continue to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA and the ADA. We have always provided a sterile, safe, environment to protect your health, both oral and otherwise.
An outline of some of our precautionary measures:
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures our team takes to prevent the spread of infection. For routine dental exams and nonsurgical procedures, we wash thoroughly with water and hand soap specifically created for healthcare settings.
Personal Protective Equipment
We possess and use all necessary protective equipment, including face masks, gloves, protective eyewear, and protective clothing. Worn by our team and changed regularly, Personal Protective Equipment is designed to protect everyone in our practice from exposure to infectious agents.
Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient-Care Items and Devices
All Instruments and equipment used during your care are always sterilized and disinfected to CDC specifications. This ensures proper infection control and the health of our patients and staff. Every item used is opened fresh from a sterilized packet or is a brand-new disposable item. The sterilization process is very rigorous and includes dry heat sterilization (autoclave) and chemical sterilization.
Common touchpoints, including seating, workspaces, door handles, railings, and restrooms are sanitized on a regular basis by our team with effective cleaning solutions certified to kill bacteria and viruses.
Our entire operatory is disinfected after every appointment with EPA registered cleaning agents to kill viruses and bacteria.
Team member temperatures are taken twice a day. If a team member were to have a temperature 100.4 degrees or higher, they would be sent to be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Patient temperatures are taken prior to or upon entering the building. If a patient’s temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, they are rescheduled for no less than two weeks later.
Patients are escorted directly to their treatment rooms to avoid cross-contamination in the public waiting room area. Those accompanying patients are asked to wait in their vehicles.
Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our team. Together, we can overcome these circumstances and continue your path to greater health. We look forward to taking care of you at your next appointment and wish you and your family the very best.