May 14th, 2020
Baker Orthodontics Reopening – Safety First!
The time has come for our office to reopen beginning May 19th. You may be wondering what precautions we are taking to ensure your safety. While the appointment process may look a little different, don’t worry, we have always been on the front lines of preventing the spread of diseases. From the disinfection of the waiting room and treatment area, to the strict use of personal protective equipment (PPE), the safety of patients and team members continues to be of utmost importance.
During the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the safety of patients and our team continues to be a top priority.
Before, during and after treatment:
When it comes to preventing the spread of disease, rest assured that Baker Orthodontics has always been strict on universal precautions. Precautions have always included the use of masks, glasses, gloves, sterile instruments and devices as well as clean and disinfected environmental surfaces.
Additionally, frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected often. Other objects that may be difficult to disinfect, such as magazines, patient computer station, and our refreshment station, have been removed all together for the time being. We also ask that you brush your teeth at home before coming to the office as our tooth brushing stations are shut down.
The process may look a little different:
While your check-in may involve a few extra steps, this will help ensure the safety of patients and our team. For instance, our initial call for scheduling your appointment will include screening and triage questions, upon arrival, waiting in your vehicle versus the waiting room, checking your temperature or asking that you follow social distancing and infection control etiquette. We also recommend against bringing companions to appointments, unless necessary. If companions do accompany patients, they will also be screened during patient check-in. We also ask that if you have a mask that you bring and wear it while at the office.
The Scheduling Process:
Rest assured we will be following any recommended precautions to treat all orthodontic patients safely and making adjustments as needed with any new CDC recommendations as they arise.
Please be aware that due to the limited flow of patient care to accommodate the new social distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations we are asking for your patience while we ramp up our schedule to see everyone in a timely matter. We will start calling patients to schedule starting with those that were due when the COVID-19 shut down started mid-March. If you are have any questions or are experiencing an orthodontic emergency please give us a call.
Thank you for your understanding through these unprecedented times and we are eager to see you all soon!