COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients:

We hope this letter finds you well and in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety is our number one priority.

We are planning to re-open to elective procedures this coming Monday May 11th. In order to resume the business of dentistry, the risks of this Virus must be weighed with the risks of the oral health of our patients. That is why our reopening will be a phased approach and like many other dental offices resuming, some changes have been made to assure a safe environment. Only a parent or guardian of children or special needs adults are allowed to accompany patients to the office. They may stay in the waiting area during treatment.

Patients that have scheduled appointments will be asked to stay in their cars until their room is ready. We then will call or text you when we are ready for you to come up. We ask that all patients please wear sometime of face covering. We know that this may perhaps seem an inconvenience, but we are doing everything to ensure as safe an environment for our patients as possible.

Our Covid-19 protocol will be the following:

- Each patient will be pre-screened via phone while scheduling an appointment and screened again at the time of the appointment.

- Your temperature will be taken with a digital thermometer, however if you would like to bring your own, you may feel free to do so.

- Your temperature will be taken with a digital thermometer, however if you would like to bring your own, you may feel free to do so.

- A face covering will be mandatory to enter the office.

- We will have you wash your hands when you enter the treatment rooms.

- We will have you rinse with Post-treatment antibacterial mouth rinse (Peridex) following any treatment.

- We upgraded all of our PPE (personal protective equipment) – including face shields, N95 masks, disposable gowns etc.

- Each room has been set up with only the necessities which are protected with barriers that are switched out after each patient.

- The office and waiting room will be sanitized before and after each patient.

Together we will all get through these trying times, and move forward towards better days. We wish all the best to our patients and their families.

Professionally yours,

Dr. Brandon Alegre and the staff at Alegre Dentistry