COVID-19 PROTOCOLS CONTINUE IN OUR CALGARY DENTIST OFFICE

September 20, 2021, Covid-19 Update:

Although the government of Alberta has declared a state of emergency and has also introduced new COVID-19 restrictions, other than wearing a mask at our dental office, these new COVID-19 restrictions DO NOT apply to dental offices and all patients, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, will continue to be seen for all treatment.  Please be assured that, as always, our goal will be to continue to provide you with exceptional dental care, while at the same time making the health, safety and well-being of our patients, dental team members and community our priority. 

As recommended by the Alberta Dental Association & College and for the safety of our dental team members, patients and visitors, for the time-being, our usual COVID-19 infection prevention and control procedures and guidelines will remain in place at our Calgary dentist office.  

As we continue to navigate the continuing challenges associated with COVID-19, we appreciate your patience, understanding and support.

 
 

OUR CALGARY DENTIST'S COVID-19 INFECTION PREVENTION AND PROTECTION PROTOCOLS 

Infection control has always been and continues to be a top priority for our Calgary dental practice.  In accordance with the Alberta Dental Association & College's recommendation that COVID-19 infection prevention and control procedures be maintained as much as possible, our dentist office will continue to maintain the following precautions:

 
 

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ENHANCED CLEANING

The reception area, door handles, countertops, credit card devices and all high touch surfaces will continue to be cleaned frequently with appropriate disinfectants.

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ADDITIONAL PPE 

All of our team members, patients and visitors will be required to wear masks at our Calgary dentist office.  Our dental team will continue to wear additional PPE including face shields, gowns and eye protection.

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PHYSICAL BARRIERS

We will continue to maintain the plexi-glass barrier that has been added to our reception desk to keep you and our staff safer.    

 
 

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AEROSOL CONTROL

We have installed HEPA filtration units in every dental operatory to increase the number of air exchanges per hour.  We have also installed high volume suction systems to reduce aerosols.

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HEALTH SCREENING

Our Calgary dentist office will continue to screen patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms upon entering our office.  We will continue to screen team members for COVID-19 symptoms daily.

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FREQUENT HAND DISINFECTING

Patients and visitors will still be asked to disinfect their hands upon entering our office.

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

Our Calgary dentist office will continue to space out check-in and check-out times as much as possible to ensure social distancing as much as possible and to ensure that all of our patients feel comfortable in our office.

 
 

ARE YOU A HIGH RISK PATIENT?  WE HAVE SPECIAL DENTAL APPOINTMENT TIMES AND A FULLY ENCLOSED DENTAL SUITE TO KEEP YOU SAFER.

For patients who are considered to be at high risk such as those over the age of 65 or those who are immunocompromised, upon request, our Calgary dental office has special appointment times available where there are fewer patients and team members in the office.  We also have a fully enclosed dental operatory available to minimize any outside aerosols as much as possible.

 
 

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OUR COVID-19 SCREENING PROTOCOLS

  1. On the day PRIOR to your appointment, please follow the link below to complete and submit your Screening COVID-19 Patient Consent Form.  Please complete and submit this form by no later than 9:00 pm one day prior to your appointment:    COVID-19 Screening Form

  2. If you prefer, on the day of your appointment, you may complete the COVID-19 Screening Form at our Calgary dentist office.

  3. In order to keep you, other patients and our dental team members as safe as possible, we continue to ask that only patients with an appointment, a guardian accompanying a minor or a caregiver accompanying a patient attend at our dentist office on the day of your dental appointment.  Anyone accompanying a patient will be asked to also complete a COVID-19 Screening Form as well.  

 
 

These infection control guidelines are recommended by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C), Alberta Health Services and the Government of Canada.  If you have any questions or concerns about our protocols, please let any one of our team members know and we will be happy to answer any question you may have.

 
 
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Health Screening Before Your Dental Appointment

  • You will be asked to complete a screening form on the day of your dental appointment or online on the day prior to your dental appointment.  On this form, you will be asked to report any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, headache, runny nose or loss sense of smell and taste.

  • You will also be asked if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are caring for or live in the same household as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, whether you are awating the results of a COVID-19 test or whether you have been identiified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

  • We ask that you kindly arrive 10 minutes early for your apppointment so that we may complete your COVID-19 screening and address and questions or concerns you may have.  You are strongly encouraged to wear your face mask, but it is not mandatory.  If you would like to wear a face mask but do not have one, we will happily provide one for you.     

  • As always, your operatory will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly.  High-touch surfaces in the dental practice, including those in the reception area, will be regularly disinfected.

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Before and During Your Dental Appointment

  • You will be asked to disinfect your hands prior to entering our dental office.

  • All of our dental team members, including non-clinical members, will be wearing personal protection equipment or staying behind our reception desk barrier.

  • We will continue to maintain a physical barrier at the reception desk. 

  • Physical contact with materials, including pens and paperwork, will be limited. All pens, countertops and credit card machines are sanitized between patients.

  • Please dispose of any waste prior to entering our dental office, including any empty drink bottles, gloves and used tissues.

  • You may experience additional equipment, including intraoral and extraoral high volume evacuation during treatment.

  • Your dental professional may change treatment procedures in an effort to reduce aerosol exposure. 

 
 

After Your Dental Appointment

  • You will be escorted to the reception area by one of our friendly team members. 

  • When leaving, you will be given the opportunity to disinfect your hands once again.

  • As always, please let us know if there is anything further we can do to ensure that your visit with our Calgary dental office is as pleasant and efficient as possible.  

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    LET'S MAKE YOUR SMILE LAST A LIFETIME! 

 

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Our Calgary Dentist is Conveniently Located in
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