When you put off checkups and cleanings, and don’t let your dentist know about toothaches or bleeding gums, you risk serious complications for the health, beauty, and function of your smile. However, your Ankeny, IA, dentist understands that many people are avoiding office visits out of concern about the pandemic. Fortunately, we’ve implemented new health and safety protocols to help safeguard our patients and their family!
Before You Visit
First, we will schedule visits to ensure our waiting rooms are empty enough to proper social distancing. When you show up, we will ask you wait in your car until appointment time, and only patients will be allowed inside. We will provide a screening before you enter the office, checking your temperature using a no-touch thermometer. If you have a fever or report other possible warning signs of illness, we will have you reschedule your appointment. We also require patients to wear a mask, and if you don’t have one, we will have one you can use when you arrive.
When You’re in Our Office
In the waiting room, we will space out chairs to ensure when you sit you are at least six feet away from others. There will be clear panels at the front desk, and we have plenty of hand sanitizer in the office for you to use. Our team has also removed any toys and magazines that would be hard to properly disinfect.
Our New Technologies
We’ve gone paperless and will also offer teledentistry, so you can attend a virtual appointment when possible. Our team is following strict guidelines recommended by multiple organizations, including the CDC, OSHA, and the American Dental Association. We will employ technology and special materials to clean and sterilize equipment in the office. We also clean and sterilize commonly touched areas around the waiting room and office too. Our team will also wear PPE, including masks, face shields, gloves, and gowns. We take your health very seriously, and want to make sure you have peace of mind when you visit our office. If you have any questions about our new protocols, or if you would like to schedule a visit for you or a member of you family, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Our New Protocols?
We want to make sure you and your family stay safe and healthy when you attend your routine visits and undergo crucial treatments. To learn more about improving your smile’s health and beauty, then please schedule an appointment by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages who live in Bondurant, Polk City, and all surrounding communities.