It is important to remind everyone that we have always followed standard universal precautions issued by the CDC and ADA to help protect each of our patients and team members from all infectious diseases.
These precautions include wearing single-use gloves and masks, sterilizing instruments after each use, wiping down each exam room with a medical-grade surface disinfectant following each patient visit, practicing vigilant employee handwashing and more.
In addition to these standard measures, we plan to follow a higher level of infection-control moving forward.
These will include:
- Our office 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 have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, 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 to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time
- No-touch body temperature taken upon arrival
- Hand sanitizing prior to entering the building
- Patients will be asked to wait in their car for a text telling them when to enter the office
- Please do not bring guests with you to your appointment
- Hand sanitizer stations in the office
- In-office air purifier (HEPA Purifiers UVC Sanitizing throughout the office)
- Hypochlorous Acid will used throughout the office after every patient
- Safety shields during treatments
- Masks worn at all times
- For the time being, handshakes and hugs may be replaced with a smile or an “elbow bump.”
While we are doing everything in our power to protect our valued patients, we ask for your cooperation in making our office environment a safe one when you visit. If you have a cough, fever or chills, please call our office to discuss options to reschedule or to schedule a time to come on your own.
We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at (408) 847-2658. We really appreciate your patience while we re-group during these changing times.
-The team at Jernell Escobar DDS