To Our Valued Patients:
Patient and employee safety is our top priority every day at Sealy Kids Dentistry. While comprehensive health and safety procedures are followed in our office on a daily basis, we wanted to let you know about the extra precautions we’re taking to ensure everyone stays healthy during this time of heightened concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our entire team is monitoring daily updates and recommendations from the CDC and making changes in our office to create the safest, most hygienic environment we possibly can. To do this, we've instituted the following temporary patient guidelines:
- Only one parent can accompany their child to the appointment
- Siblings of patients are not allowed to enter our office (unless they are attending their own scheduled appointment)
- Both parents and patients will undergo a health screening and temperature check prior to entering the building
- If your child has had a fever of 100-degrees or higher in the past 3 days, they will be rescheduled for an appointment in no sooner than 14 days
- If your child has a cough, sneeze, and/or running nose, their appointment will be rescheduled
We understand that these guidelines may create an inconvenient situation for some, but they have been put into place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. If you have questions, feel free to call our office at any time!
How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends limiting exposure, as well as taking preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
And if you do experience a dental emergency, rest assured that when you come in for your dental visits, your health and safety are top priorities today and every day.