Visiting Dr. Mone’s Office During COVID-19 Video Overview
Dentistry in the Time of COVID-19
Precautions we are taking to provide a safe environment for treatment:
We have always been committed to following Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) recommendations for infection control. To ensure our patients receive the best and safest care, we also follow infection control best practices as outlined by the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. This includes standard precautions, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, disinfection and hospital grade instrument sterilization.
At the start of our day all staff members are screened for symptoms. Thermal temperature scans are done on everyone. Anyone with symptoms or elevated temp is sent home. All staff wear masks all the time in the office.
Patients must wear a mask to enter the office. We are asking all patients to call the office from the parking area so that we can control the number of people in the office to maintain social distancing. We will be asking several questions regarding your health and symptoms prior to your visit. We will take your temperature upon arrival at our office and will be limiting the number of patients allowed in the waiting area. Unless necessary, please do not bring family or friends inside the office. If you must have someone accompany you, it is required that we screen them for COVID-19 as well.
Dr. Mone may request that a patient have a COVID-19 test prior to some types of treatment that create dental aerosols.
Our team has utilized the recent down time to ensure that each employee has been retrained on OSHA safety regulations and CDC Infection Control Guidelines. We have incorporated more stringent disinfection protocols and are temporarily eliminating certain procedures where high aerosols may be generated.