Safety with a Smile
According to the American Dental Association, dental care is essential health care. Regular visits should be maintained for the prevention of dental disease. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is being monitored closely with the team at First Point Dental. Our dentists and team members are closely following the guidelines recommended by the ADA and CDC. Providing a safe and comfortable environment with a smile (under a mask) is our top priority.
At First Point Dental, we have always been committed to the highest safety standards. We are taking extra protective steps to safeguard our patients and staff during the pandemic.
Safety & Hygiene
All of our staff is committed to following the ADA and CDC guidelines for safety including wearing personal protective equipment. Masks are worn at all times in the office for your protection and ours. We also ask our patients to wear a mask at all times when not seated in the dentist’s chair.
Hand sanitizing stations are placed conveniently around the office for easy access. In the treatment rooms, equipment, dental chairs, and surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between every patient. Surfaces in the waiting room and the common area are cleaned hourly.
We encourage our patients to show up on-time, not early, to minimize the time spent in the waiting room and the office. Our waiting room adheres to social distancing, however, we encourage patients to wait outside or in their car for safety. Unless assistance is needed, we ask family and friends of patients to wait outside of the office.
Our waiting room chairs have been placed 6 feet apart for social distancing. Magazines and toys have also been removed for sanitary reasons from the waiting room.
Wellness checks are completed for our staff on a daily basis along with all patients entering the building. Temperature checks are required for all patients before their appointments. Our staff completes daily health check-ins and temperature screenings. Patients that are experiencing any symptoms or fear they may have been exposed, should reschedule their appointment to a later date.
First Point Dental is now offering virtual visits. Patients can see a dentist from the safety of their home. A virtual visit is not intended to replace routine dental cleanings. Our virtual dental team is used to connect a patient with a dentist from our team to determine whether an in-office visit is necessary. When possible, our virtual dentist can prescribe medication or a home remedy. An in-office visit still may be necessary to complete treatment.
At First Point Dental, we want to remain as accessible and accommodating as possible to help our patients maintain their oral health. We are continuously making proactive improvements to ensure the safety of our staff and patients. Our commitment is to the health and well-being of our patients and community. We encourage you to call ahead with any questions or concerns you may have before your visit and hope to see you soon.