In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still here to serve you, but with a few changes to our practice and operations.
We take your temperature with a medical grade forehead temperature scanner upon arrival.
We provide you with a contact tracing questionnaire that we keep for 90 days, then destroy. The pens and clip-boards are disinfected between uses.
Straits Area Glass, a Cheboygan company, erected glass barriers around the reception area.
Our employees are provided additional PPE that is available to them. This includes masks, glasses, long sleeved coats, face shields.
There are one dozen room size HEPA grade air exchangers and filters that also provide UV light disinfection of air.
Each operatory has a high-volume HEPA grade air exchangers and filters that also provide UV light disinfection of air. Some dental procedures produce additional aerosol, especially when the dentist uses a high speed hand piece or drill.
The toys, books, magazines, and newspapers have been removed from the lobby.
The disinfection of the patient waiting area has been increased from once a day to several times a day. However, the patient operating rooms have always been disinfected between patients with medical grade disinfectants. We have always been diligent about hand hygiene, and we have provided hand sanitizer in the patient waiting area.
Our office strives to keep both our patients and employees safe. We feel the safety protocols we have in place will keep the transmission of aerosols to an absolute minimum.