COVID-19 Safety Info
We Are Open Again!
The Steps We Take to Protect You
At Blessed Smile Dentistry & Smile On You Dentistry, the well-being of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. During the past few weeks, we joined many other clinics to temporarily suspend activities to help with prioritizing resources for our front-line responders and providers, and also to implement various strategies to better safeguard all against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
We are encouraged to see that our healthcare system remains robust and ready to help all patients while we have been able to use this opportunity to implement and reinforce various safety measures at our clinic. Accordingly, we are glad to announce that our clinic has resumed activity and we are ready to see patients again.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
While we are reaching to all patients whose appointments were affected during our closure to reschedule their appointments, we also invite you to contact us and schedule your appointment with us. We thank you and look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Ritchie Park and Dr. Sooji Lee
Blessed Smile Dentistry and Smile On You Dentistry
The temperature of all team members and patients is being checked when entering the clinic. All team members are trained to self-monitor and be vigilant on any signs or symptoms suggestive of COVID19 and to do not come to work if any suspicious symptoms are noted. We are also conducting COVID19 symptom screening for all patients during the appointment reminder calls/emails and upon entering the clinic and rescheduling all patients who might have symptoms.
Physical Barriers & Sneeze Shields
We have installed sneeze shields at the reception station and check-out counter to prevent and minimize the spread of droplets.
Universal Face Covering, Gloves & PPE
We have implemented a universal mask/face covering policy. All team members are required to wear masks while at work. We also request all patients to wear mask or face covering upon entering our clinic. All our clinicians and providers will also be wearing medical-grade mask and other personal protective equipment.
Extensive & Frequent Sanitation & Wiping
We have implemented an intensive sanitation protocol. All surfaces, door handles and devices at the clinic are frequently wiped using hospital-grade EPA-listed sanitizers. Each treatment room is wiped and left empty after a patient leaves before a new patients is roomed.
We have placed all required signage throughout the clinic for easy to follow instructions.
We have implemented various social/physical distancing measures, including strategies to limit the number of patients in the clinic and moving the patients to individual treatment rooms as soon as possible. We are advising all patients to avoid bringing companions as much as possible.
Air Purifiers and Sanitizers
We have installed air purifiers with True HEPA filters and UV-C air sanitizers to continuously filter the air in the clinic and remove and inactivate pollutants and germs.