WheatRidge - COVID protocols

Here’s Why So Many Reviews Compliment our Covid-19 Protocols

We are in unprecedented times that have changed some of our operating procedures, so we all stay safe.  When the Governor Polis lifted the ‘Shelter in Place’ order dental offices were issued reopening guidance from Colorado Public Health, The Colorado Dental Association (CDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

To protect you our patient, and our staff Adkins Family Dental implemented these guidelines and took some extra precautions as well.

Arrival and Waiting Room

For social distancing purposes we want only one person in our waiting room at a time. Upon arrival patients call the front desk from their car and then wait in their car until our front desk informs them that they can come in and complete some paperwork.

Quick Paperwork

All patients fill out a questionnaire that screens for COVID symptoms including activities that may have exposed them to COVID, such as traveling, being in contact with other exposed individuals, etc.  All front desk, clipboards and pens are sanitized after every patient.

Checking More Than Your Temperature

All patients receive a temperature check.  In addition, we will perform a pulse oximeter measurement (a test used to measure the oxygen level). We do the pulse oximeter measurement because preliminary studies show that asymptomatic carriers can display a lowered pulse ox reading despite showing no symptoms, which allows us to screen patients better.

Optional Pre-Operative Rinse

Patients have the option of a pre-operative rinse to decrease bacterial and viral loads within their mouth prior to any procedure.

Special Patient Accommodations

Patients have the option of a pre-operative rinse to decrease bacterial and viral loads within their mouth prior to any procedure.

Contact our friendly staff to schedule at our dental office in Wheat Ridge, CO!

Staff Are Dressed for Safety

You will notice all staff members wearing masks at our Wheat Ridge dental office, even when not treating patients. And, to further decrease the risk of exposure between staff, they eat lunch in their cars.

Your Treatment: We Dress For Safety

Your treatment staff will greet you wearing isolation gowns, face shields, N95 or KN95 respirators, a level 2 or greater surgical mask, eye protection and hair coverings.

Between Procedures

Staff members wait 15-minutes following procedures to allow aerosols to settle before performing sanitation procedures in operatories.

Taking Safety Seriously

At Adkins Family Dentistry we take safety seriously. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us. We are happy to answer your questions and make accommodations where possible. We are proud to serve families in Wheat Ridge, CO and also help treat those in the Arvada, Littleton, Westminster, and Lakewood areas.

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