Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues, and require the use of facemasks. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, and clean with EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment.
While our office already adheres to these standard 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.
- 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:
- Cough and/or runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Any illness or feeling unwell
- Air travel within the past 14 days if unvaccinated
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.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. We require facemasks for patients and visitors under the age of 3.
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.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call at (206) 522-1565. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website.