The doctors of Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees, their families, our patients and our communities.
Infection control has always been a top priority at Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Our daily Infection Control Practices include disinfection and sterilization of surfaces and equipment and our surgical team wearing personal protective equipment. We have made some recent additions to our procedures in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic:
- Our office will communicate with you before your appointment and when you arrive to ask some screening questions.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- We will ask you to wear a mask while in the office. If you do not bring one, one will be provided.
- Our office waiting rooms will no longer offer magazines or similar items that are difficult to disinfect.
- We are reducing the number of people allowed in the office by limiting patients from bringing extra people with them. Guardians and escorts will be asked to wait in their cars.
- Anyone entering the office, including our surgical team, will have their temperature taken.
- Staff members have been provided appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to perform their job safely.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- Frequent disinfection of contact surfaces.
- Protective screens at the front desk.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.