Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry opened its doors in June 2020, just a few months into the COVID pandemic. Due to the timing, we took every precaution right from Day 1, and our commitment to safety has not faltered. Regardless of which variant may be circulating in our communities, you can rest assured that our team takes everybody's wellbeing seriously, and we adhere strictly to all guidelines and protocols. All members of our team have been vaccinated and have received or will receive booster shots, as appropriate.
We fully understand that life since March 2020 has been difficult in many ways for most of us. Parents have suddenly had to provide “school at home”, often while simultaneously managing work obligations; teachers have had to drastically alter the way they educate, perhaps while having young children at home themselves. There have been layoffs and furloughs, and the cost of everything seems to be steadily increasing. We all did our best to stay away from family, friends, and loved ones to contain the spread, and now, more than 2 years later, things are sadly still not fully "back to normal". While we are used to wearing masks for our work, and we put on our PPE (personal protective equipment) using universal precautions, regardless of the status of the pandemic, it is rather unfortunate that we have yet to see what the parents of the cute children in our practice look like.
We understand that cleanliness and sanitation are on everyone’s mind. Our top priority is to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of each patient and team member who walks through our doors. We adhere to the sanitation and infection prevention standards set forth by OSHA, the ADA, and the CDC. We want to assure you that we have taken the challenge of providing a safe dental office very seriously. We have implemented a robust risk abatement protocol to protect our patients and ourselves, and to do our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
Our practice is also taking extra steps to ensure that social distancing regulations are respected within our office.
Here’s what you can expect:
At Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry, we want our patients to become part of our extended family. All of these protocols have been carefully mapped out with safety in mind.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while we do our best to navigate this “new reality”. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call us at 240.848.7074 or send a message to email@example.com.
*On a personal note, Dr. Ball received her COVID vaccine in early 2021 and has made both videos available for public viewing. She received her booster in November 2021. The rest of the team has also been fully vaccinated.
Dr. Bana Ball & your Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry Team