As per always and as per the last post when you are here it is safe and we will be doing the following precautions and protections for you. This includes hand sanitizers through the office and in every bathroom along with excellent soap. Further we are disinfecting all of our door handles, bathroom fixtures, coffee maker, chairs, countertops, etc., throughout the day. In addition we all wear masks, gloves, and protective wear. We wash our hands before and after every procedure. Between each patient each room is wiped down with medical disinfectant throughout. After each procedure those masks and gloves are disposed of in medical waste. We have always done this but I want to specifically point it out. Your protection is very important to us. We follow all CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines and go above and beyond.
When you arrive we will be:
- Taking your Temperature
- We will be asking you to wash your hands and to perform an oral rinse
- Asking where you have traveled to recently
- For your safety we have removed all reading materials from the waiting room
As social distancing is important if you are here, there will be most likely no more than 4 people here for right now.
WE SO APPRECIATE EVERYONE OF OUR PATIENT’S and REFERRING TEAMS UNDERSTANDING. These are unprecedented times and we must all remain calm, vigilant, educated, supportive, and communicative.
To learn more about our state-of-the-art dental office sanitation click here
My team and I are closely monitoring the situation, and we will always act with your best interest at heart. Please visit the Northwestern site on the Coronavirus for up to date and accurate information and helpful hints on dealing with this virus and how to protect yourself – here is the link: https://www.nm.org/conditions-and-care-areas/infectious-disease/covid-19
I have also attached a link on how to wash your hands from Northwestern. It is wonderful – here is the link: https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/your-health-in-your-hands-infographic
If you feel you have the Coronavirus please contact your physician or local hospital and ask them how you should proceed. Common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath.
It is our hope that this information will help calm any concerns you may have.
Please be calm, be smart, and stay informed. Rational thinking and our focus for your wellness will guide us through this. We are here to help. We are here to listen. We are here to heal.
My team and I care and love you all. Please feel free to call us if you need us, we are here for you 24/7!
Dr. Thomas Krull