Continuing to Care for your Smile Safely
So much has changed in the world over the past two years. We are extremely hopeful that we are past the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. As of March 12th, 2022 the State of Washington's indoor mask mandate has been lifted. As a healthcare office however, we still must adhere to certain safety precautions as we settle in to the new normal. Masks are still mandatory for all persons entering a healthcare facitlity.
From the start of the pandemic, Dr. Ashmore has been following the scientific research about Covid-19. We have always adhered to or exceeded U.S. Centers for Disease Control and American Dental Association recommendations for infection control, as well as the protocols set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Dr. Ashmore continues to stay up to date with new rulings and guidance from the above organizations to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues. To maintain your safety, we will be keeping our dividers between our patient treatment chairs, HEPA air purification units, and continuing daily health screenings of all team members. You will notice that our team members will be wearing N-95 or KN-95 masks during certain patient procedures.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wear a mask in healthcare settings and any place that is crowded and confined.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call.