Our governor has just given us permission to resume work beginning this next week, and we can’t wait to get back to doing excellent dentistry.
Our community has been through a lot over the last 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 your safety. We are opening our doors back up this month and want to assure you that we’ve made every effort to maintain a safe place for you and your loved ones.
Infection control has always been top priority for our practice and this time is no different. Our infection control procedures are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 and we can assure you that in our compliance we are exceeding these guidelines.
We made the following changes to protect our patients and our staff:
- We will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We will ask you to stay in your vehicle until we are ready for your appointment.
- 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 places in the office for you to use as needed.
- If you have your own mask, please wear it upon entering the office. If you do not have one, one will be given to you at the sanitation station. We will ask you to keep it over your nose and face before your care, and to replace it until you exit the facility.
- We have added a HEPA filtration system throughout the entire office and the most highly rated virus killing HOCl fogging system.
- You will notice that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines or children’s toys.
- Appointments will be managed carefully to allow for social distancing between patients. There may be fewer options for scheduling your appointments.
- 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 reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 425-337-1700 or visit our website at www.murphyscornerdental.com.
Please keep your email up to date, as this will be a primary source of contact.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and we warmly welcome back our patients, neighbors and friends. It’s been far too long.
Your favorite Murphy’s Corner Dental Team!