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 and beyond.

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 for work with a fever will be sent home immediately and should not return until they are fever free. 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 safeguards in place to protect staff while serving our patients. Here are some examples.

Staff are required to:

  • Wear masks while performing, or assisting in performing, aerosol-generating procedures on patients.
  • Follow CDC guidelines for appropriate and safe donning and doffing of PPE.
  • Adhere to CDC guidelines for Infection Control and Prevention in the Dental Office.

Additional Safeguards in place:

  • A sneeze guard has been installed at the front desk.
  • HEPA air filters have been installed in every operatory and at the reception area.
  • Dental aerosol reducing suction.
  • Utilization of “ReLeaf” HVE system, in 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. Please let us know if you have any questions or additional concerns.