With the concerns of the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, Whispering Pines Dental wanted to update everyone on the measures we are taking to protect our patients and team members. We want our patients to feel confident that their safety is our #1 concern and that we are taking calculated actions to make our office one of the least likely places to be exposed to this threat.
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).
Rest assured, that we always employ the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization to protect our patients and staff from any potential contamination or infection. These regular procedures have been supplemented due to added concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus. In addition to our usual procedures, we have increased the frequency of cleaning duties to disinfect shared surfaces in the waiting room and around the office such as counters, doorknobs, and seating areas. We have removed magazines and books from the waiting room. We are requesting patients use hand sanitizer the moment they enter the office. We are also screening patients as they make appointments to try to identify high-risk individuals and carriers before they even enter our office.