Taylor Dental is happy to announce that we are once again open and seeing patients at our regular business hours. We want to assure you that your safety while in our office is our highest priority. We are currently following local and national government recommendations, ADA recommendations, and CDC recommendations like we did before COVID-19. Additionally, we are now using N95 masks along with 3-ply surgical masks, and are keeping people in our office waiting area to a minimum while practicing social distancing whenever possible inside the office. Also, we are using a rubber dam when possible on our patients and our hygienists are not using ultrasonic instruments at this time as added precautions.
We are proud of our state’s response to the pandemic as we have seen a flattening of the curve here in Montana. We are grateful for the actions of the medical community in caring for those who have been affected by COVID-19, and by the efforts made by residents to help stop the spread.
Our office continues to use the highest standard of sterilization and disinfecting protocols just as we did before COVID-19. We have always protected ourselves and our patients against infectious diseases like HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, etc. The ADA has not put forth any recommendations for changing the universal precautions we were already practicing. COVID-19 is easily killed with the sterilants and disinfectants we used prior to COVID-19 and continue to use today.
If patients have a cough, shortness of breath, or fever, they should not come inside the office and should reschedule for at least weeks later. If patients have traveled to the east coast or out of the country, the same time restriction applies.
Our staff, if they travel to high-risk areas, will be required to miss 2 weeks of work before returning.
COVID-19 is a serious and highly infectious disease. We take it very seriously at our office. We prescreen all our patients and reschedule our high-risk patients. Our staff is under a travel ban at this time as well to minimize exposure.
Thank you for your understanding with our added precautions during this time. We are very happy to be open and look forward to seeing you again!