All of us at Healthy Smiles Dental are excited to be back at work! And we are more prepared than ever to care for your dental needs in a safe environment.
The Pennsylvania department of Health has given dental providers the “OK” to open and see patients. Realizing that dental care is an important part of your overall heath, the DOH is allowing dentists to make a clinical judgement as to what care should be completed at this time. With that said, we will be seeing patients for most types of procedures including your six month check up and maintenance cleaning. While we are not back at “full capacity” at this time, we plan to work up to that by mid-June.
Dental offices have always been on the forefront of infection control, sterilization, and disinfection. With the new Coronavirus Pandemic, Dr. Kingston and the rest of the team have added some safety procedures to protect your health. We want you to know it is safe to keep your dental appointment.
Some of the extra steps we are now taking include:
Every employee is temperature screened and checked at the start of each day to make sure they are healthy.
Patients temperatures will be taken as well to ensure no one has a fever about 100.4 F
Chairs in our reception room are now at least 6 feet apart.
Plexi-glass barriers at the front office
Hand sanitizer placed at multiple locations in the office
Staff is wiping down/disinfecting doors, restrooms, flat surfaces multiple times per day
Staff is equipped with additional PPE including KN95 masks, Face Shields, and gowns when needed for certain procedures.
Pre-screen COVID-19 questions prior to appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, we do have some new protocols:
We are asking that when you arrive, please stay in your car and call 717-945-7440 or text 717-619-8708 the office to let us know you are here
Please wear a mask when you enter the building
When you enter, someone will meet you at the door and take your temperature
You will be asked to answer a series of COVID-19 questions
We are working on reaching out to all patients who had an appointment scheduled during our time of closing and will be in touch soon. Thank you for working with us as we adjust to these new circumstances. We are looking forward to seeing all of you – our patients! And it is our commitment to making your dental visit as safe and comfortable as possible.
Pre Screen Questions:
Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 14-21 days? Yes or No
Have you had any shortness of breath or difficulty breathing? Yes or No
Do you have a cough, any flu like symptoms or gastrointestinal upsets? Yes or No
Have you experienced a recent loss or taste of smell? Yes or No
Have you come in to contact with a family member or any other person that has confirmed COVID positive?
Yes or No
Have you traveled domestically within the United States by commercial airline, bus or train within the past 14 days? Yes or No
If you have answered YES to any of these questions please call our office PRIOR to your appointment for further discussion or clarification.