We hope you and your family are in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our “normal” habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
While we never closed our doors during this pandemic and remained open to the community for dental emergencies, we would like to try and see more familiar faces come visit us again! As we start to re-define our “normal” schedule and implement new protocols please know our first priority is to ensure the safety of everyone who comes in our office.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
We have started reaching back out again to those who have had cancelled or rescheduled appointments in the last several weeks to confirm new appointments. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
Our reception area will remain closed for the near future. No non-patient individuals should enter the office. This means please do not bring siblings, friends, or relatives to your family member’s appointment. If you have multiple children, please drop the patient off and wait in the car until the appointment is finished. We can call and update you on the progress of treatment upon request.
Only scheduled patients will be allowed back in our treatment area unless serious behavior or medical conditions warrant exception. A mask will be required if anyone else enters the building.
Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask if the patient or anyone in contact with the patient has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
We will take every patient's temperature upon entering the building prior to the appointment. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or above will be asked to reschedule.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
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 look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we’re taking to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (678) 578-5384 or visit our website at www.cummingpedoortho.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Dhawan and Dr Yavari