To Our Extended Family,
For the past few weeks, Knutson Family Dentistry has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, and we have been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities to ensure we have the right plans and resources in place to safeguard your health and well-being. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as we become aware of any changes. Here are some of the steps we are taking and steps we are asking of you to ensure we are all being proactive with safety.
What we are doing:
*Standard procedure has been and always will be to disinfect any medical device that has come in contact with a patient.
*Our daily cleaning procedures are already thorough at Knutson Family Dentistry; however we are taking extra time to clean and disinfect so that our facility remains a safe and welcome space for patients and staff. Our dedicated team is wiping down and disinfecting all desks, tables, handles, knobs, etc. on an hourly basis with extra vigilance.
*We will have no magazines or children’s toys in our waiting room.
*We are requiring patients to reschedule their appointment if they are not feeling well.
*We will be screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they arrive and check in to their appointment. This is requested by the CDC.
*We will begin taking temperature readings as part of their dental procedures.
*We may use additional equipment such as a rubber dam or Isodry to decrease possible exposure.
*We may ask patients to rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment.
*We love to welcome patients and friends with a handshake or a hug; however our staff will be refraining from contact as much as possible for the time being (Smiles still included!)
*We have asked our team to use extra caution when evaluating their own personal health and will have staff go home if they are not feeling well.
What we ask of you:
*We ask if you are not feeling well, please stay home!
*If you have a compromised immune system or are a member of a vulnerable population, we ask that you stay home.
*Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds.
*It is recommended you have a 14 day food supply at home for you and your family.
*Don’t hoard toilet paper.
*Be kind and smile
*If possible, please execute social distancing in the waiting room and try not to arrive too early for your appointment.
*If you must bring someone with you to your appointment, we ask that either they remain in the vehicle or return to pick you up after your appointment.
All of us at Knutson Family Dentistry want to thank you for your on-going support. The health and well-being of our families and patients are our highest priority.
The TEAM at Knutson Family Dentistry