We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. As of May 11th, all dental offices are open for all dental care needs. This includes preventive and routine care. It is important to ensure that our patients are receiving preventive and routine care to ensure that their immune system is as strong as it can be. Reducing dental plaque reduces chances of stress hormones, dental cavities, and possible infections. At Dental Arts we like to be as conservative as possible, which means to prevent issues from occurring and catching the current issues while they are small and easy to treat.
Our community has been through a lot over the past few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to 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 protocol recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the US Center for Disease Control (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. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some pre-screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
- You will also find some in the reception area and other areas of the office you can use as needed
- You may be asked to wait in your car until you are notified via phone to come in for your appointment.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time
We, as your dental healthcare team, are here to serve you.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment please call our office at 727-393-8912 or visit our website at https://seminolesmiles.com/.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Sorelle and team