Dr. Parnaik and the dental care team at Dental Creations in Medford place the health and safety of our patients first and foremost in our practice. We follow all guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, ADA, and OSHA when it comes to your safety as a patient and infection control. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, we have made changes to our protocols and how we provide treatment in an effort to continue providing the highest standard of dental care in a safe environment for all.
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 and are designed to protect all patients and staff.
COVID-19: what to expect when you visit.
Our office is committed to your health and safety and respects the unique needs of individual patients when it comes to avoiding exposure to germs and illnesses. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our office policies or your health. We have made changes to allow for social distancing, enhanced cleaning and decontamination and the prevention of the spread of infection.
Changes we have made include:
- Staff will be wearing appropriate PPE at all times.
- Hepa air filtration in each treatment room to remove 99.9% of airborne pathogens.
- UV lights for augmented surface and air decontamination.
- Interviewing waiting area outside the office to minimize the number of people in the office at a given time.
- Taking temperatures using a digital thermometer and pulse ox on all arriving patients and performing this daily on staff.
- Hydrogen peroxide 1 min (diluted) to remove viral load
- Hourly wipe down of all doorknobs and chairs throughout the office.
We ask that patients do not bring extra guests with them as they will be asked to wait outside of our office during your visit. Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the office and patients are asked to use it upon entering the office.