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Updates to Office Procedure
You may see some changes when it is time for your next in-office appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our check-in process will involve extra steps including; curbside check-in (calling from the parking lot to check in), touchless temperature scanning by a staff member, screening questions upon entry, and if you can, bringing your own facemask.
- We ask for you to brush your teeth at home-we will not have brushing stations available at the office.
- Only necessary companions are asked to come to appointments.
- 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.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, coffee, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We are still offering virtual appointments and consultations
Please contact us to schedule a virtual appointment
Virtual Appointments For Current Patients
We have implemented virtual appointments for our patients to monitor treatment progess. Our aligners, braces and wires use advanced technology and continue to work between your normally scheduled visits.
If you have an appointment scheduled during the COVID-19 closure, we are requesting that you schedule a virtual appointment. Dr. Feeney will review your submitted photos and make sure that everything is progressing as expected.
We are excited to continue to serve you during this closure and we look forward to to seeing you back in our office soon!
Virtual Consult For Future Patients
Even though everything seems to be on hold, we are here for you! We have made it easy to find out if you and your family are candidates for orthodontic treatment without leaving your home! Our virtual consultation makes that possible. It's simple, easy and complementary!
Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, 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 symptoms.
- 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:
- Shortness of breath
We will discuss your health status, the orthodontic 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, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. If you have respiratory symptoms, we will ask that you wear a facemask.
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. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.