Kathy L. Basmajian, D.D.S.
May 11, 2020
Dear friends and patients,
We welcome you back to our office following the California Shelter in Place hiatus. Part of my philosophy of running a low volume quality practice for the last 40 years was to have the ability to maintain the highest standard of infection control. Even though our office protocol has always been extremely thorough, the appearance of COVID-19 in the world has prompted us to put additional systems in place. The entire staff is ready to provide the most comprehensive level of infection control for your safety.
This will include but is not limited to:
Answering questions by phone (regarding recent health, travel, etc) before appointments can be confirmed. The questionnaire will be signed upon arrival.
Patients are asked to arrive wearing their own mask and bring their own pen.
Only patients needing a care-giver may be accompanied. Social distance will be kept in the front area by having just one patient at the front desk at a time and avoiding people lingering in the waiting room within six feet of others.
Patients may choose to call before exiting their car to check if the office is ready for them.
Temperatures will be taken upon arrival with a non-contact thermometer.
Hand sanitizer will be provided and/or hand washing will be available.
Patients will use an antiseptic mouth rinse before and after treatment.
Staff will be wearing additional disposable head to toe coverings.
Fewer patients will be seen each day. Appointments will be scheduled with enough time to allow for additional disinfection protocol of the treatment areas and staff members. Air filters and UV light wands will be in use.
Hygiene appointments and doctor exams may need to be scheduled separately to avoid cross-contamination if the doctor does not have the opportunity to leave another patient and repeat infection control procedures.
There will be an unavoidable infection control fee of $25.00 per visit for the foreseeable future to provide the utmost in safety.
We look forward to assisting you in achieving and maintaining your dental health,
Dr.Basmajian and Dr. O’Brien