Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Proud to be Open with COVID 19 Precautions
As the world navigates these unprecedented times, Dr. Michael Pollowitz & Dr. Sharon Brown and the expert staff at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry takes pride in offering safe dental care to their patients.
In compliance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the American Dental Association (ADA), the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is using new protocols to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.
Regardless of a public health crisis, a clean, sanitary environment is the norm for all medical facilities. However, to ensure peace of mind for every patient, the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is cleaning and sanitizing their facility more frequently and has added new policies regarding social distancing and wearing masks.
Safer With Social Distancing
The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has rearranged their waiting room so that chairs are farther apart. They are also scheduling more time between appointments to reduce the number of people in the building at any given time.
If family members accompany a patient, they are allowed entry to the dental practice in limited numbers and may be requested to wait in the car.
Patients are required to wear masks to enter the building. Staff members are also required to wear a mask at all times, plus a face shield and protective eyewear during the appointment. The front desk is now fitted with a plastic safety barrier to further reduce the potential transmission of disease.
Frequent Cleaning Reduces Disease
Although the team at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has always taken pride in the cleanliness of their facilities, they have increased the amount of cleaning and sanitizing that takes place each day.
All high-contact surfaces are now cleaned multiple times daily with hospital-grade disinfectant, and there are medical-grade HEPA air purifiers installed throughout the building. Additionally, germicidal disinfectant fogging is used to thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas.
Upon entering the building, each patient will receive a supply of disinfectant wipes to use throughout their visit. In the examination room, patients are required to rinse with a hydrogen peroxide solution before receiving treatment in compliance with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements.
Careful Monitoring of Symptoms Ensures a Safe Visit
The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is taking a proactive approach to monitoring symptoms in patients and staff members alike. Each patient is screened for symptoms with a short questionnaire.
This questionnaire is repeated at the office prior to the appointment to ensure that no new symptoms have appeared, and the patient’s temperature is taken.
Staff members receive a short health examination and have their temperature checked twice each day to make sure they are symptom-free. The Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is committed to staying up to date on all federal health regulations and incorporating them into their practice.
To schedule an appointment at the Washington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today, call (202) 838-5658 or contact us by filling out the form on our website. As always, they are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality dental care to the good people of Washington, DC.
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