What to Expect at Your Next Visit
Prior to your scheduled appointment, you’ll receive a message from us asking you to confirm your appointment as well as a phone call to review screening questions and safety guidelines. Please come prepared with a mask or a face covering. When you arrive, we will greet you at the door. We’ll ask to take your temperature and review additional health-related screening questions. Hand sanitizer will be provided for you before heading back to your appointment.
Medical-grade UV-C air purification systems from VidaShield and high-speed evacuation (HVE) suction systems are installed in all Willamette Dental Group offices. These products remove 90%* of airborne pathogens from the air and 90%** of contaminated aerosolized fluids from exam rooms.
All staff are required to wear appropriate PPE as specified by job role and/or procedure. Additionally, N95 respiratory masks are custom fit for all clinical employees. These masks are the certified and preferred mask, as they are very efficient for filtration of airborne particles to protect staff and patients.
Our offices follow infection control recommendations made by the ADA, CDC and OSHA. This includes disinfecting between each appointment and no longer offering items such as magazines, toys, and other items difficult to sanitize in the lobby.
Keeping our Distance
All employees and patients are asked to wear a mask at all times and social distance, with 6 feet physical distance from others, while in the office. New signage is posted, including floor decals, to help everyone keep a safe distance.
**Jacks ME. A laboratory comparison of evacuation devices on aerosol reduction. J Dent Hyg. 2002;76(3):202-206.