We're back and can't wait to see you!
Thank you for your patience while we were busy making modifications so that you, and our staff, keep safe and comfortable. 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. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Come on in!
To make an appointment, please call or text our office at 708-479-2273.
Here are a few changes you may notice in regards to an appointment:
- Call or text us from your parked car when you arrive. We will let you know when we are ready for you to enter.
- We ask that when you come into the office for an appointment that you please wear a mask.
- You'll be asked health screening questions when you arrive in the office.
- We ask that only those with appointments enter the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter.
- Your temperature will be taken.
- You will see that our waiting room no longer has magazines, children's toys and so forth, 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.
- When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend waiting.
- 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 waiting room at any one time. Please allow extra time for your appointment as procedures will take longer as we adjust to the additional PPE we are wearing for everyone's protection.
Our Office’s Safety Precautions
There are several common sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories.
- Patients who have symptoms or a temperature greater than 100.4 will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
- Our staff is required to be screened and have their temperature taken upon arrival. They must be symptom free and temperature lower than 100.4 in order to work.
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.