At Children’s Center for Dentistry, the health and wellness of our patients, staff, and doctors is our top priority. We have developed a re-opening plan, starting May 13, 2020, that is approved within the Governor’s shelter-in-place order that extends through the end of May. Our plan will expand our care back open to essential and preventative services.
Our office continues to follow infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 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.
As you may have seen during your previous visits to our office, infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Some of the changes you may see when it is time for your next appointment:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will take your temperature. If patient/parent has a fever, sore throat, cough, or any respiratory symptoms, they will be asked to leave and we will reschedule their appointment out a few weeks.
- Please stay in your car until your appointment time, so we have enough time to properly sanitize between patients.
- Only patients and ONE parent are allowed in the building. Any additional parents/guardians and siblings without appointments are to wait in the car.
- Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear a mask throughout their visit.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointments.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again 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 309.827.5437 or visit our website at www.bloomingtonpediatricdentist.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Gregory Dietz, Dr. Renee Dietz, Dr. Roth, & Staff at Children’s Center for Dentistry