The dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. has reopened for routine dental care. Our communities have 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 office’s commitment to your safety and quality of care.
Infection control has always been a top priority in our practice. We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and their family members.
We ask that you please be patient and understand that we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs as we know many of you are anxious to get back into our office.
During this time, we have implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff.
Upon scheduling an appointment, a COVID-19 questionnaire will be emailed to you. This questionnaire must be completed before you arrive at the office. We will postpone treatment for any patient who has experienced or been in contact with someone who has experienced the following symptoms within 14 days of the scheduled appointment date: fever, cough, loss of taste and/or smell, flu-like symptoms, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and fatigue.
We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patient appointments.
Upon arrival to the parking lot of our office, call us before entering the office to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry. Additionally, we will confirm no fever with a contactless thermometer upon your arrival.
We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied, if possible. For those patients who need a guardian to accompany them, we ask that this be limited to a single family member.
Medical-grade high efficiency particulate (HEPA) and electrostatic air purifiers have been installed in the office to help improve the air quality in the area for all patients, family members, and staff. Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk for another layer of protection. The operatories have now been equipped with high powered dental aerosol extractors to be used during treatment that requires high speed handpieces and aerosol producing procedures.
Dr. Suway and staff will be wearing all the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) following the guidelines for ADA, CDC, and OSHA.
Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Wayne G. Suway, D.D.S., M.A.G.D