The last few months have been very difficult in many ways for all 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; others have had to navigate layoffs and furloughs; we are staying away from family, friends, and loved ones, and the list goes on and on. Let’s be honest, life has become more difficult with the challenges the novel coronavirus has introduced.
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.
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.
Our practice is also taking extra steps to ensure that social distancing regulations are respected within our office.
Here’s what you can expect:
With the added costs and uncertainty affecting dental practices due to COVID-19, we know that many of our colleagues have chosen to assess an additional “PPE fee” to their patients. We know that these times have been difficult for us all and we are not adding any additional out-of-pocket expense for families. Since some insurance plans are reimbursing a nominal amount for the additional PPE cost, we will submit the ADA-suggested code to your insurance company, but we would only collect payment from them, if they provide this benefit. If they do not provide the benefit, you don’t have to worry about it.
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 each of you in mind, and we want you to know that we are here for you, and we want to hear from you.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding while we do our best to navigate this “new normal”. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Bana Ball & your Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry Team