New Protocols for Grimley Family Dental
As our office prepares to reopen from the shutdown due to the Covid-19 virus, we will be implementing new protocols for the protection of our staff and all of our patients. Our expected reopening date is May 18, 2020. We will be reducing the volume of patients to keep interaction between patients at a minimum and to allow for disinfection of treatment areas. Some of these protocols include:
- Health screening questionnaire via email or phone call
- Curbside check in: Upon arriving, please call or text the office and we will let you know when to come into the office for your appointment. Also, please wear a face mask upon entering the office.
- Temperature check taken at each appointment
- PPE: We will be wearing additional personal protective equipment including K95 masks and disposable surgical gowns. There will be an additional $20 charge per visit
- Covid 19 antibody testing: We have obtained antibody testing kits to test individuals for their level of immunity to the Covid 19 virus. The test results are available within 15 minutes through a fingerprick blood test. This test is optional and the fee for each test is $60.
In addition, we have purchased air purification and sterilization units that kill viruses including the Covid 19 virus.
We are doing everything in our power and will continue to do so in order to protect and keep everyone safe from the Covid19 virus. This will allow us to provide the finest dental care possible and to best serve your needs.
If you have any questions regarding the new protocols, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Jeffrey M. Grimley, DDS
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.