We hope this message finds you and your family in good health. We have missed you and your family’s smiles! Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal life and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rules or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some interim changes for at least the next couple months when it is time for your next appointment. Our goal is to ensure your ultimate safety during your visit with us:
Please complete the COVID-19 informed consent form and the health questionnaire before your appointment. These can be found and signed directly on our website (above). If you answer “yes” to any question on the questionnaire, please reschedule your appointment.
We will be changing the way we schedule appointments to help maintain social distancing requirements. To make sure there are fewer people in the office at the same time, we’ll schedule fewer appointments throughout the day.
Curbside Drop-off and Check-in
Feel free to call us when you arrive and we can let you know when it is appropriate to enter the office. Whenever possible, patients should enter the office alone. Please call us with any questions regarding your child’s appointment.
*NEW PATIENTS – please bring a parent/guardian with you to your visit.
Limiting the number of people in the office
We request no more than one person in the office with young patients or patients with special needs or considerations. Older patients should attend their appointments alone. We may ask the parent to wait in the reception area instead of coming into the treatment area. Ideally, please wait in your car or outside. Please wear a mask if you must come inside.
Brush your teeth before you arrive
Our tooth brushing stations will be closed, so make sure your teeth are sparkling clean before you come.
We’ll be taking these additional steps to keep our office safe:
- At check in, please remain behind the safe guard to ensure your and our front desk safety.
- Dividers as needed between dental chairs.
- All team members will wear masks at all times and gloves/face shields/jackets when necessary.
- All surfaces will be disinfected thoroughly during the day, and the whole office will be sprayed with disinfectant after each clinical session.
- 6 ft. social distancing will be enforced
- Toys, coffee, water, and magazines have been removed from all waiting areas.
- Team members with any symptoms will be asked to stay home.
Reschedule If You Are Sick
Please reschedule your appointment if anyone in your family is experiencing any of the following symptoms, or if you’ve come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking and/or chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Thank you for your understanding and patience with us during this challenging time. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back you, your friends and family.
Dr. Doshi and Team