COVID-19 precautions at Winter Garden Smiles
Our Protocols and Guidelines
A quick no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
Hand soap and antibacterial sanitizers are available for patients in the office.
Whenever possible, we will activate high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
All dental rooms have an air filtration and purification unit to remove particles smaller than COVID-19 viruses. It kills 99% of particles in the air and re-circulates clean air in the office.
Please social distance in the reception area. Appointments are spaced out to avoid a crowded office, and our waiting room has been updated to allow for safe social distancing. If visitors feel more comfortable, they may wait in the car or outside until they’re called in.
ALL adults and children over age 2 must wear a face covering / mask over the nose and mouth, according to CDC guidelines. Face shields must be accompanied by a face mask.
Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
Virtual appointments are available for dental emergencies or for patients with a weakened immune system who can’t come into the office.
We ask that adult patients come to their visit alone. If a caretaker or translator is needed, one extra adult is allowed. For cleanings only, an adult may bring one child over the age of 6 if that child is able to cooperate in the dental room while the adult completes the exam/hygiene visit. NO children are allowed during adult treatments. A scheduled child may have one adult accompany them to the appointment, but no other children are allowed (including babies). If multiple children are scheduled for hygiene appointments on the same day, we will help coordinate your visit.
Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down. We’ve also added extra sterilization with deep cleanings before, during, and after visits, including the lobby.