Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: your safety, our safety, and the safety of our communities is our number one priority.
Monday, May 18th is our reopen date permitted by the Health Department.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
In close consultation with the authorities, we have been planning to re-open in a safe and smart way including the use of N-95 masks and thermometers.
Our safety protocols are now even more rigorous than they have been for years. We have been SMART certified for years in the removal of toxic mercury including Air-Vac close ventilation, use of oxygen masks, and isolation techniques, special suctions, and more.
Now we have enhanced our infection controls protocols including special remote screening, temperature checks, social distancing by scheduling limited patients, no visitors just one patient at a time, and remote check-in.
We also monitor ourselves (Dr. Parsi and Staff) for temperature and any possible symptoms twice a day or more.
We will be using even more rigorous protocols including wiping doorknobs, reception areas, and counters between every patient.
We will have patients wash their hands and gargle either with ozonated water or other antiseptic options before and after any procedure.
We are using double shields, double masks (using N-95 and a surgical mask on top of that), double gowns, double gloves, headcover and more between every patient.
Please share with us any concerns you have so during this pandemic we can do all our part to stay safe while taking care of patients who need care, understanding oral health and hygiene is paramount fo the overall health.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Wishing you good health,
Dr. Sam Parsi