Neighborhood Dentist has always been an office you can rely on for personalized care. Now more than ever, the advantages of a small office are proving useful, and we will be lowering our patient volume even further to enhance the safety of each visit. Beyond our normal, exceptional care, here's what we are doing to assure your visit is safe and healthful.
Though we will treat each patient as though they may be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19, we will postpone procedures for anyone demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms or who has been recently exposed to the virus via test confirmation, or self-diagnosis until the point testing can be more accessible. Wednesdays will also be reserved for patients who are members of high-risk groups to further limit any potential exposure. Please see our Pre-Screening Checklist to assure we can see you safely.
Neighborhood Dentist will be supplementing our standard equipment with the following:
The doctor and staff follow the news every day for developments, new recommendations, and policy changes, ensuring we are always operating with the latest best practices and upmost safety beyond our standard, exceptional operations.
We have always operated on a small, local level without the pressure of a high-turnover corporation dictating profit over care. Social distancing is something we've implemented from door to chair and with your interaction with every staff member.
Beyond limiting the amount of patients we see at a time, we have also rearranged our furniture to enforce proper social distancing, streamlined patient's movements from door to chair, and slowly inviting patients back to the office to assure our new procedures are effective and make further changes as deemed necessary. For patients at higher risk of COVID-19 complications, we also offer single-patient days where they will be the only patient receiving treatment at the time of their visit.
As appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, this might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We have always striven to be the office you can trust to provide the best care possible by prioritizing patient health and needs for treatment decisions. We will continue to be in communication with each patient to make the best treatment decisions and schedule to maintain each person's dental health in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rest assured that we will take special care to go above and beyond our new safety procedures to protect our most vulnerable patients who still need to access dental care. To do this, we will be making individualized plans to schedule care with patients that belong to particularly high-risk groups, such as our neighbors over the age of 60 or those who have pre-existing conditions, to mediate their potential exposure to the virus without neglecting their dental health.