Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Edgewater Dental Arts is now accepting appointments for non-emergency dental services, including routine cleanings and exams. In an effort to comply with the guidelines outlined by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have implemented a few new safety precautions within our practice. If you need clarification about any of our new protocols, please don’t hesitate to ask!
New Check-in System
When you arrive for your appointment, please do not enter our office right away. Instead, call or text our front desk to let us know that you are here, and we will let you know when we are ready for you to come in. Then, your hygienist will escort you straight to your treatment room. This prevents patients from congregating in our waiting room and helps everyone follow social distancing guidelines. We are also staggering appointment times to reduce the number of people who are in the building at one time.
Things in our office may look a little different than they usually do. Our team will be wearing various levels of PPE, and we are asking that all patients wear face masks when they come in. Our waiting area does not contain any reading material or other unnecessary items at the moment to reduce possible cross-contamination. We are also asking patients to refrain from bringing any additional people with them to their appointments, and children should only be accompanied by one adult for the time being.
Our team has always disinfected the lobby and each treatment room frequently and thoroughly, but we have still found ways to enhance our daily cleaning routines. Our office has an air purification system that filters the air that circulates inside treatment rooms and in the lobby. We are also sanitizing common surface areas throughout the day and asking patients to rinse their mouths with hydrogen peroxide before treatments to reduce the number of potential virus particles that could become airborne.