May 1, 2020

Dear Patients,

We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changes, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable. We want to inform you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep you and our staff safe.

Our office follows 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 the agencies so 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.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment to protect you and our staff.

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked the same questions again when you arrive at the office.
  • Our waiting room will not offer magazines or children's books until guidelines permit.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you safe in our practice.

We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Douglas J. Eades, DDS