COVID-19 Forms and Protocols at Pediatric Dental Healthcare Plainville MA
Stay safe and wear a mask at Pediatric Dental Healthcare Plainville MA

Reopening Pediatric Dental Healthcare

We hope this email finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to you and your safety.

We are excited to see you when we officially reopen on Monday, June 15th! If you had an appointment that was cancelled and would like to reschedule, please give our office a call. Due to the large volume of appointments needing to be rescheduled, the staff is trying to contact those with cancelled appointments individually. We appreciate your patience in this regard. Please inform the staff, if your contact information, including cell phone numbers and emails have changed to allow for effective correspondence.

Changes at our office...

As society has changed in light of the pandemic, Pediatric Dental Healthcare has undergone some adjustments as well. As part of our safety measures, the toy-filled waiting area has become more of a touch-free zone. Our strict cleaning and sterilization regimen has been further enhanced by top of the line agents used before and after every patient. During procedures, we will utilize aseptic techniques and specialized suction devices to reduce procedure-related aerosols. We will take precautionary steps to safeguard against illness, including the use of certified personal protective equipment. Nevertheless, underneath our countless number of protective gear, the staff is light-hearted and ready to serve.

In an effort to maintain a healthy working environment, we request your assistance with our new office guidelines:

Prior to your appointment

•  Please inform the staff, if you or your child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with symptomatic individuals. We will reschedule the appointment to a later date.

•  All (new and established) patients must review and complete the following COVID-19 consent and screening forms prior to your scheduled appointment.

1.  WELCOME BACK

2.  COVID PATIENT SCREENING

3.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK

Each form is in PDF format, so you'll need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view them. Click here to download and install directly from Adobe.

Pediatric Dental Healthcare COVID-19 Forms

Upon arrival to your appointment

•  Temperatures will be taken at check-in for patients and the one adult accompanying them. A temperature of 100.4 F or greater constitutes a fever, and the appointment will be rescheduled.

•  Consider bringing a sweater or warm clothes to the appointment. Indoor temperatures will be kept lower for staff donned in personal protective equipment.

•  Children who have adverse reactions to costumes may benefit from parental explanations of personal protective equipment (PPE). Viewing photos or videos of health care workers in PPE prior to the appointment may be helpful.

•  Please follow social distancing signs upon entry into the building and directives from the staff.

•  Patients arriving later than 10 minutes may only receive an examination and limited treatment to allow adequate time to prepare for the next patient.

•  Any individual over age 2 will be required to wear a mask to the appointment. This includes parent or guardian accompanying patients as well as patients themselves.

•  The use of hand sanitizer will be required upon entry.

•  It is necessary to limit the number of people attending the appointment to the patient and one parent/guardian due to restricted room capacity. To your comfort level, older patients may be sent up by themselves, and you will be informed when the appointment has ended.

•  While in office, patients, to their tolerance level, may be asked to rinse with antibacterial mouthwash prior to all procedures.

Upon completion of your appointment

•  For sanitary purposes, pre-made goodie bags including dental products, stickers and toys will be dispensed at the end of the appointment.

•  The administrative staff will call to schedule your next appointments, instead of having individuals standing at check-out, to best maintain social distancing.

Thank you for your continued support and for your consideration of these matters. Our number one concern is and will always be our patients, so we must ensure that our practice is safe and in compliance with public health regulations. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours in Excellent Oral Health,

The Doctors & Staff at Pediatric Dental HealthCare

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