- Monday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
- Tuesday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
- Wednesday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
- Thursday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Your health and safety are the main priority of Dr. Dexter and his team. We want you to feel assured that, when you come into our office, we have done everything to minimize your risk of exposure to the Coronavirus or any other communicable illnesses. In addition to our standard precautions infection control practices, our team will be implementing the following additional measures and screening procedures to ensure your health and safety:
- Our waiting room will be closed. In the unlikely event that you are asked to wait for your appointment, please be understanding if we ask you to wait in your car.
- Patients will be asked to affirm that they have not experienced flu-like symptoms in the past fourteen days.
- Patient temperatures will be taken with a non-contact thermometer and patients with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater will be rescheduled.
- Team members will be wearing N95 masks with surgical masks covering them and may be wearing face shields so spoken communication may be a bit more difficult than usual.
- Patients will be asked to rinse for 60 seconds before procedures with Peroxyl, a rinse that has been shown to remove over 90% of Coronavirus from a patient’s mouth.
- High-volume HEPA filtration units have been installed in each treatment room to minimize the duration of any aerosol contamination. Three stages of HEPA will be used though research confirms that a single stage is adequate to remove coronavirus from the air.
- Ultraviolet spectrum photo decontamination will be performed in each operatory between patients.
- Our staff has been screened for Coronavirus and will continue to be screened on a weekly basis.
- You may notice that the ultrasonic scaler will not be used for cleanings because it produces aerosol. Rest assured that although the ultrasonic scaler does increase efficiency, it does not increase the precision of cleaning so the quality of your cleaning will not be affected by this adaptation.
For procedures that produce aerosol we have outfitted one of our rooms with isolation fans to remove any aerosol from the room and a door has been installed to prevent aerosol from this room contaminating the rest of the office. Unfortunately, this room is a bit small and we apologize for the cramped conditions. Additionally, we will use additional isolation devices to minimize the amount of saliva that can be aerosolized in this room.
We would like to thank you for your understanding during these unusual times and express our gratitude for your continued confidence.
Scott R. Dexter DDS