At American Smiles, we take great pride in serving the dental needs of our community. We also understand the shared responsibility in containing the spread of COVID-19 and practicing safe dentistry.
Visiting the dentist during these uncertain times can cause worry and that is why our doctors and staff have come together to put into place well-researched and well-executed safety protocols so that your dental visit is in a calm and COVID-19 appropriate environment.
Our front desk carefully screens all patients visiting the clinic prior to their appointment for recent/current symptoms and contact history pertaining to COVID-19 via phone call.
All patients with a recent history of COVID-19 may be asked to provide their negative COVID-19 test results.
Patients are advised to adhere to the following instructions:
All individuals entering the dental office are first screened at the entrance (temperature and blood oxygenation) using contactless infrared thermometers and high-class pulse oximeter devices.
All individuals will be provided with hand sanitizer and are advised to follow prescribed hand hygiene protocols when inside the clinic.
Please maintain social distancing etiquette when in the waiting area by maintaining a distance of 2m with other individuals. We minimize time spent in the waiting room by ensuring that our processes are quick and efficient.
Based on guidelines given by the CDC and WHO, all our doctors and staff will be wearing personal protective equipment for the dental appointment.
Patients will be provided with a pre-procedural virucidal mouth rinse (1% Povidone Iodine) before beginning the appointment.
Studies have shown that virucidal mouth rinses greatly reduce the viral load in the mouth and can help in reducing the transmission of the disease.
Once the appointment is over, we will provide you with sanitizer. We will then guide you to exit the dental operatory and proceed to the waiting area. Please wear your mask at all times and maintain social distancing.
Our front office will assist you with paperless and cashless payment methods. All bills, prescriptions and post-procedural instructions will be sent digitally via WhatsApp and Email.