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UPDATE: August 1, 2020

  • Mondays and Wednesdays – 8 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7:30 am – 4 pm
  • Fridays this summer – 8 am – 1 pm (routine hygiene, only)

 

We hope that you and your family are in good health!

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are in place so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as 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.

You may see some changes during your next visit.

We made these changes to help protect patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you twice before your visit: Once, to ask some screening questions; a second time, the same questions 24 hours before your treatment. 
  • We have hand washing stations that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We ask that you wear a mask in the reception area and allow a practitioner to take your temperature upon entry. 
  • You may see that our reception area 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 appointment.
  • 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. 

Thank you for your patient cooperation as we make every effort to reopen safely and serve all who need dental care. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming new and returning patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

The Team at Nishan Halim DMD