Important Information Regarding COVID-19
We hope this update from our family to yours, finds you and your family in good health. Our community and the world have been through a lot over the last few months due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19). 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.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
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 follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19), when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.
- Screening processes are in place for all patients, visitors, and staff. Upon entering the office, everyone will complete a wellness survey at check in. After that is completed a staff member will take your temperature.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- A Face Mask is REQUIRED throughout our office. For Patients, Visitors and Employees which exceeds CDC guidelines. Patients are asked to bring with them to their appointment.
- Heightened infection prevention policies, including the removal of high-touch items such as magazines, toys and vending machines from our office.
- Food and drinks prohibited to prevent the spread of illness.
- We have updated our visitor policies, including limitations, which will remain in place for the duration of the pandemic. Our waiting room is open but limited to ONE visitor per patient. If patient has a visitor, your visitor must also complete a wellness survey and have temperature recorded prior to entering our office. You must sit with who you came with to prevent the spread of illness.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you and all of our patients safe.
To make an appointment, please call our office at 352-331-2016.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
We are asking our patients to call our office immediately, if patient or anyone you come in contact with was exposed to, develops symptoms associated with COVID-19 or Receives a Positive COVID-19 test result.
Please contact us if you have fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, upset stomach, or cold/flu-like symptoms, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
Sincerely, Dr. Slott, Dr. Hambrook and Office Staff
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: View CDC Guidelines
- Symptoms: View Information from the CDC
- Steps When Sick: View the Steps