We are pleased to announce that Governor DeSantis lifted the ban on routine dental practice as well as elective medical procedures effective May 4, 2020. 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 changed, our commitment to your safety and well-being remains paramount. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Given these unprecedented times you will find that our commitment to meeting and exceeding these standards is unchanged.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies recommendations and to ensure that we provide a safe environment to deliver quality dentistry.
When you visit our office you will notice a number of changes.
- We developed a multi-tiered approach to managing potentially hazardous contagious particles and droplets in the office that greatly exceeds official recommendations. These include the use of special virucidal (virus killing) mouth rinses, air filtration systems, and decontamination and containment equipment throughout the office
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask pointed screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you present to our office.
- Everyone entering our office will sanitize their hands upon arrival. You will also find multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the office for frequent and convenient use.
- You will notice that our reception room no longer offers magazines and refreshments. These items are difficult to disinfect and were removed for your safety.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. As a result, while we pride ourselves on accommodating patient needs for appointment times, we may offer you fewer scheduling options than in the past.
- 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 will try to reduce the number of times we need to check-up on you in the office by increasing use of Teledentistry. Nonetheless, we remain committed to your successful, seamless and predictable treatment.
We may ask your loved ones and companions to remain outside the office during you treatment in order not to expose them to other people unnecessarily.
Our guiding principles are to maintain optimal safety while providing exemplary care.
If you currently have an appointment scheduled, you should expect a call from our administrative team in the next few weeks either confirming or modifying that appointment. If you would like to contact Dr. Martin Polin or Dr. Carly Polin, please call the office @ 997-2323.
We look forward to seeing all of you soon. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!