Dentist Waxahachie COVID-19 Information

 

At Morgan Dentistry, the health and safety of our patients is our chief concern. We adhere strictly to the CDC’s and TDA’s guidelines for safe practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s what you can expect when visiting our practice:

 

  • We telephone screen all patients prior to dental treatment for symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

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  • We encourage patients to wear a mask for arrival at and departure from the office, and we require our staff to wear face masks and eye protection.

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  • In addition to taking all patient’s temperatures upon arrival, we re-affirm patients do not have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 currently or within the last 14 days.

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  • We have FDA approved alcohol-based hand rub no-touch receptacles throughout our office for staff and patient use. We encourage respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

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  • The chairs in the waiting room are consistent with social distancing and at least six feet apart.

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  • We’ve removed toys, magazines, and other frequently touched objects that cannot be regularly cleaned or disinfected from waiting areas.

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  • We ask that patients wait in a personal vehicle or outside the dental facility until their appointment time in order to minimize the number of people in our waiting room.

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  • We use FDA and EPA-approved protocols for sterilization of treatment rooms, including autoclaves, instrument cleaning equipment, and sterilization and decontamination of countertops and frequently touched objects.

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  • We complete regular maintenance and sterilization of air compressor, vacuum and suction lines, radiography equipment, amalgam separators, and other equipment.

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  • We decrease aerosol-generating procedures whenever possible, including removing ultrasonic scalers from hygiene visits. If aerosols are generated, we use high evacuation suction to minimize droplet spatter and aerosols.

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  • Pre-procedural mouth rinses are used in hygiene, as they may reduce the level of oral microorganisms in spatter generated during dental procedures.

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  • We continue proper hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory hygiene/etiquette, sharps safety, safe injection practices, sterilization of instruments and devices, and cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces for your health as well as ours.

 

We care greatly for our patients and work constantly to provide the safest, most comfortable atmosphere for you and your family. Please call our office at 972-937-6654 with any questions about our practices and commitment to our patients’ safety and wellbeing.