COVID-19 Protocols: What to Expect
At Lanier Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are now open for non-emergency dental care. We ask that if you are sick or have been exposed to the coronavirus that you call our office to reschedule your appointment. If you have recently traveled, please wait at least 14 days after returning to visit our office. These rules will remain in place until it is no longer a recommendation of the CDC or any local governing bodies. This protocol is put in place to protect all patients and staff.
Arriving for Your Appointment
Please only enter our waiting room when we have contacted you to let you know your chair is ready. This can be done via text or phone call and will be pre-arranged when scheduling or confirming your dental appointment with Dr. Alla Brown. This method helps avoid exposure to others, potential infection, and maintains social distancing requirements. For any patient needing to be in the waiting room prior to their appointment due to travel arrangements or other reasons, we will have seating spaced apart for safe relaxation.
Staff & Patient Personal Protection
Wearing masks and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are now almost commonplace for many of us as we move about in daily life. Our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE and we will be requiring patients to wear a mask as they enter and exit our office. This is in accordance with state and federal recommendations and current CDC guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available and offered to all patients upon entry to minimize the spread of germs on contacted surfaces. Our dentists follow proper handwashing techniques both before and after putting on gloves. Eye protection including goggles or glasses is normally required for our staff. We are stepping up this level of protection by providing face masks to every member of our staff.