05/06/20 Update: Coronavirus and our dental office

May 06, 2020

To our Patients, Family and Friends,

We hope this letter finds you
and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the
last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal
habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the
same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and
you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control
processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s
both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control
procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection
control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these
agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be
issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are
current and adhere to each
agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We
made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand
    to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again
    when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to
    use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and
    other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer
    offer magazines, children’s toys and
    so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social
    distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re
    offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time
    between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the
    number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any
questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient,
safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (719)
596-9220 or visit our website at www.jareddastrupdds.com.  

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and
look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Jared Dastrup DDS and Team