We hope this letter finds you and your family 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 “new” normal routine on May 4, 2020. While many things have changed, 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 tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and 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 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.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.
- The patient appointment will be limited to the patient and 1 parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may not be allowed to accompany the patient during his/her procedure due to the 10 person limit in the office.
- Please bring a mask for the patient and yourself when arriving at your scheduled appt.
- Please stay in your car and call the office 785-842-9223 to let us know you have arrived for your appt. If you have arrived by bus or on foot, please call the office and wait in the hallway entry. We will come to you. Do not enter the office until instructed to do so.
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. We will take the patient(s)’ and parent/guardian’s temperature prior to the appointment(s) and review the screening questions.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
- You may see that our reception area will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys or books, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
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, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 785-842-9223. or visit our website at https://lawrencepediatricdentistry.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Lawrence Pediatric Dentistry Team