UPDATE - September 2020
In order to resume your treatment in the safest possible way for both patients and staff and to minimize the spread of transmissible diseases, we enhanced our already high infection control procedures, based on the newest recommendations.
At Lupsa Dental your comfort and safety are our first priority. Our team is fully equipped and is taking the utmost precautions through the pandemic, to ensure a safe and healthy environment during your visits. We have also set new policies and procedures that aim to protect the health of our patients, staff and their families.
1. If you feel unwell and your dental need is not a true dental emergency, we ask you to kindly reschedule your visit.
2. The waiting room is currently off limits and patients are encouraged not to bring other family members with them to their visits. Minors can be accompanied by a single parent or guardian. We kindly ask you to call us and let us know you arrived on the premises and wait in the car if necessary, until we are ready for you.
3. Patients are expected to keep their masks on at all times, except when being treated.
4. Upon arrival, patients will be required to get their temperatures checked by one of or staff members and to wash their hands with water and soap or to use the provided hand sanitizer.
5. We will also ask you to answer a few COVID screening questions/ fill out a COVID questionnaire.
6. A peroxide solution will be used as a rinse before treatment is initiated.
7. After each treatment, an UV light is used to re-sanitize the area and all surfaces are wiped down with germicidal wipes, in preparation for the next treatment.
8. We are constantly running office-wide medical grade (which have the ability to trap not only pollutants and chemicals, but also viruses, bacteria and fungi) air purifiers.
9. We are doing our best to shorten wait times, but please be patient as we clean, sanitize and change our PPE between patients.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
March 9th, 2020
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the corona virus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
Please view and share our latest COVID-19 Symptom Comparison Chart with your friends and family.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html