Welcome Back!

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, call 508.966.1522 and wait in your vehicle until you are called in. The number of people allowed in with you will be limited. Please wear your mask or face covering into the office once you are called in.

In the office, we will have you wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, and we will be using a touchless thermometer to check your temperature. You may notice that staff are wearing more personal protective equipment (PPE) than you’re used to seeing, including N95 masks and face shields.

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 temporarily discontinuing the use of ultrasonic scalers and 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 maximum safety. Thank you for being our patient, we value your trust and loyalty.

 

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