Infection control has always been a top priority at Northwest Smile Design and you probably sensed this during previous 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 both our patients and team 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). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
While we are mostly back to business as usual, we are still adhering to a few safety recommendations.
- We ask that you advise us of any Covid-19 symptoms; fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, recent loss of taste or smell prior to your appointment. We will gladly reschedule your appointment for no charge.
- As of March 2022, masks/face coverings are still required in the dental office setting, please plan accordingly. If you forget your mask one will be provided.
- Please leave family members or friends at home or in your car unless you are accompanying a minor who is receiving treatment, assisting a medicated patient, or for any other special circumstances. For those occasions, please limit accompanying individuals to only one caregiver, Non-patients will be subject to screening protocols as well.
- At the beginning of every appointment you will be asked to do an Iodine pre-rinse which has anti-viral properties.
We look forward to seeing you 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. To make an appointment, please call our office at 360-658-7750.
Thank you for being patient, but especially for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty.
Dr. Kelly Peterson, Dr. Jeremy Koontz and Team