Dear Patient,

We are looking forward to your visit. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority. As you might have imagined, things are going to be a little different this visit. Every question you may have had about health and safety during this time of reopening, our dental team has had too.

As your dentist, I’ve researched and consulted the many scientific resources I have access to as a doctor to address these concerns. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for safely providing dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before your appointment, we ask that you complete the Patient Health Screening.
This screening should be completed 2 days prior to your appointment
as well as the day of your appointment.
If you answer "YES" to any of these questions we ask you to contact the office right away

When you arrive, come right in to the Lobby. On your way in you will see the patient screening questions listed; if you answer “yes” to any of these listed questions, call the office, do not come in. Please wear your mask or face covering into the office.

In the office, we will be using a touchless thermometer to check your temperature.

You will also notice our upgraded air purification systems, with medical grade HEPA filters, in each treatment room as well as reception. These are constantly running and removing allergens, bacteria, and viruses – leaving the air Surgically Clean. The high-grade air purifiers do make the office a bit chillier, so please dress in layers for your comfort.

We have always used EPA registered, hospital grade cleaning products and we are disinfecting high-touch areas even more frequently throughout the day. We have also reduced aerosolization by upgrading our intraoral, high-volume suction system.

All of this is done with your health foremost in our mind. You can rest assured that we are taking every precaution to ensure that our office is optimized for your safety. Thank you for being our patient, we value your trust and loyalty.


Sincerely, Dr. Erin Walsh & The Team at Bellingham Family Dental