Ensuring Safety

Kelby Scandrett with Safety Protocols DisplaySafety Procedures Information Sheet for Patients

Screenings for COVID-19 Symptoms

  • A phone screening will take place 1-2 days before an appointment. You will be asked:
    • Do you have any flu like symptoms including headache, fever > 100F, cough, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pains, fatigue, loss of appetite, or positive or pending COVID-19 test?
    • Have you had close contact with anyone during the past 14 days who has been told they may have a positive or pending COVID-19 test?
    • If you answer YES to either of these questions or have a fever >100F, please reschedule your appointment at least 10 days after symptoms have resolved and 3 days without fever without taking any ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 
  • Everyone entering the building (patients, visitors, providers, staff, and visitors) will be screened for symptoms and temperature. You must pass the screening to continue to your appointment.

Masks, Social Distancing, Cleanliness

  • You must wear a mask!  We ask you to wear your own mask into the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you (and your escort) when you arrive. Masks must be kept on all times except during treatment.
  • In order to limit numbers in the Dental Science Building we ask you to come alone to dental appointments. Escorts will only be permitted for minors and dependent adults, and for sedation patients.
  • Safe distancing practices will be observed in all areas of the building, even on our elevators. 
  • Our clinic desks, public waiting areas and restrooms are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day
  • Our reception areas no longer have magazines since they cannot be disinfected.

Graphic explains the risk of COVID-19 transmission for mask wearers and those without masks.

Infection Control in the Clinic Areas

  • Our clinics follow infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). We follow the notices they provide to stay up-to-date. 
  • Our providers and staff have the essential Personal Protective Equipment and rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following each patient.