To our Dear Patients
Your safety and the safety of our staff and families is our top priority! We have implemented up to date guidelines given for COVID-19 by the CDC, ADA, and CDA in order to re-open our dental practice.
My staff and I will be wearing heavy gear (K-N95 masks, additional masks, uniforms, head caps, eye wear, face shields and full gowns) which will make it very hot for us to work. We will need to run the office air conditioning at a comfortable level to survive these new conditions. COVID-19 guidelines do not allow for us to dispense clean blankets as we used to do.
*Please come prepared with warm clothing (jackets, long pants, etc.) so you can be comfortable in a cold office.
*Our office staff will be asking you screening questions about your health on the phone when we schedule and confirm your appointment (body temperature cannot be higher than 100.4 degrees F), exposure to anyone with COVID-19, travel questions, health symptoms, etc.) and 48 hours after you are seen in our office.
*Please DO NOT bring anyone other than yourself to your appointment. (Call our office when you arrive in the parking lot or when you leave your home)
*You will need to remain in your vehicle until you can be screened and taken directly to a treatment room. (Temperature and screening questions)
*Face covering will be required upon entry into our office.
For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:
If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
- a cold or the flu
- fever or nausea
- severe headaches or body aches
- muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
- vomiting or diarrhea
- active tuberculosis (TB)
- mumps, measles, chickenpox
- other contagious disease
Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.
If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted. We ask that you please be patient with us and thank you for your loyalty.
Dr. Yacoub and Staff