Our steps to keeping everyone safe

Safety for our patients is no more important than the safety of our staff. Here are the ways we hope to keep them safe during the pandemic.

General Office Policy:

Employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever are asked not to report for their shift. Any employee that reports to work with a fever, and other symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home immediately. Employees are asked to follow current CDC guidelines for isolation prior to returning to work when they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment provided in the office:

  • Surgical jackets or gowns
  • Gloves
  • Face Shields
  • Eye Protection
  • N-95 masks

Dr. Hosek acquired sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), so we have no shortage of the highest-level PPE as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Staff has been trained in the proper procedures for safely putting on and taking off PPE.
Additionally, we have many new safeguards in place to protect staff while serving our patients. Here are some examples.

Staff are required to:

  • Wear masks for the duration of their shift while aerosol-generating procedures are being performed on patients.
  • Wash their hands upon arrival and entry to the building and again before leaving.
  • Follow CDC guidelines for appropriate and safe donning and doffing of PPE.

Additional Safeguards in place:

  • A sneeze guard has been installed at the front desk and check-out area.
  • All “check-out” is conducted in assigned space, which is protected by the sneeze-guards. Patients will no longer enter the insurance or manager office (which do not allow for social distance or have any additional barriers), for checkout.
  • H13 HEPA air filters have been installed in every operatory and at the reception area.
  • New “Xuction” dental aerosol reducing suction
  • Utilization of “ReLeaf” HVE system, in all hygiene operatories
  • Our waiting area has limited capacity to maintain appropriate social distancing recommendations.

We are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff while in the office. The staff may look a little different when you see them at your appointment; we want you to know what to expect. Please let us know if you have any questions or additional concerns.