Caring for Your Smile in the New Normal
Here at Perfect Smiles, we understand that times have changed. Our dentists and team have always put your health and safety first, and we are doubling down on this commitment. We have implemented several new protocols that are designed to keep you and our team members safe so that everyone can visit our office and receive the care they need while feeling safe and comfortable. Below is a list of some of the advanced safety protocols we have implemented. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.
Advanced Staff Training
Every member of our team has completed additional training in awareness and prevention programs to enhance our knowledge and preparedness. We will do everything possible to make sure your visit to our practice is safe.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
Each member of our team receives a daily health check. This includes no-contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions, and it helps ensure that we are ready and able to provide safe dental care each day.
No Handshakes or Hugs
We love our patients, but we will be saving handshakes and hugs for a later date when the pandemic is over.
No Office Tours
We love showing off our practice to new patients. However, at this time, we are no longer offering office tours. We hope to give you a tour in the future.
Changing Working Clothing at Work
You may have seen members of our team out and about wearing our scrubs. These days, we change into and out of our newly cleaned scrubs at the office each day.
We will provide you with an antimicrobial solution to rinse your mouth and reduce bacteria.
Virtual Waiting Room
Check in to our office from your car. When you arrive, park outside and call to check in. This will allow you to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area and go directly to your treatment room.
No Patient Gloves Allowed
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of keeping you safe. Please dispose of any outside gloves when you enter.
Sequenced Patient Scheduling
We are spacing out our scheduling and allocating more time between visits to keep our office social distanced and safe.
Prescreening Every Patient
We will perform a no-touch temperature check and have you fill out a quick health questionnaire and consent form when you arrive at our office.
Expanded Patient Appointments
In an effort to prevent multiple exposures and save you time, we are offering extended appointments. This will allow you to receive more treatment in a single visit.
Hospital-Grade Sanitizing Station
Every patient will be required to thoroughly disinfect their hands at our hand-sanitizing station before entering the clinical area of our office.
Social distancing guidelines are in place in our office. We have fewer chairs in our reception area, helpful signs and one-way traffic in our treatment area in order to maintain 6-foot spacing.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We sterilize all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
Deep Cleaning Every Evening
We deep clean our office every evening in addition to our daytime sterilization. Our office will receive a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down each night.
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
Instrument sterilization is standard procedure at all times. Anything that will go near your mouth is sterilized with heat and pressure cleaning between every use.
N95 and ASTM Masks
Our clinical team — dentists, hygienists and assistants — are double-masking by wearing N95 and ASTM Level 3 masks.
Front Desk Masks
Even our front desk team is wearing masks. Do not worry — we are still smiling under the masks!
Our team uses FDA-approved PET face shields in addition to masks to protect both you and ourselves.
Disposable, Protective Coats and Hats
Our team uses additional layers of protection with coats and hats to minimize the spread and absorption of airborne particles.
No Magazines or Other Activities
Our reception area no longer has magazines or other activities. This may make our office a little less exciting, but it also makes it much safer.