In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff by going above and beyond the safety protocols. Dr. Pannu, Dr. Dilmaghani, and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Here are just some of the practices we use to ensure the safety of our patients:
Reducing capacity of patients in the reception area
Requiring masks for all patients in the office and providing masks for those who do not have one
Checking the temperature of patients and staff
Wearing additional layers of personal protective gear
Using hospital-grade disinfectants
Enacting social distancing protocols throughout the office for patients
Practicing the latest sterilization protocols issued by the CDC and ADA
Utilizing single-use disposable materials
Employing plexiglass shield guards at the reception desk
Sterilizing all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces with an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel. Please feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. Pannu or Dr. Dilmaghani and receive a straightforward answer.
To ensure the safety of all our patients and staff, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has
To learn about the differences in symptoms between COVID-19 and the cold, flu, and seasonal allergies, please refer to the info sheet at this link.
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. 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. 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.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
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