A Note from Dr. Jones about our Office - Returning to Work
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 we all 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 is 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 will see changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff:
When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please call us from the parking lot at 913-491-0077. We will let you know if your treatment room is ready to minimize patients in the waiting room.
To encourage social distancing, we are requesting that only patients with appointments come to our office. Exceptions include parents of children, and caretakers assisting patients to our office.
We encourage patients to wear a mask, scarf or handkerchief as you enter our building and 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.
We will be taking everyone’s temperature and finger pulse oximeter reading upon arrival. Patients with temperatures 100 degrees F and above will be asked to reschedule appointments after 14 days. If your pulse-ox reading is below 94, we will reschedule your appointment to a later date.
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 are 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.
For your comfort, you may want to bring a sweater, jacket or something to keep you warm, as our office will be kept cooler while Dr. Jones and the staff wear additional PPE (personal protective equipment). Our office blankets will not be available.
We will be back seeing patients regularly on May 11th and will be personally calling each patient scheduled next week, and the next coming weeks, until further notice. If you were a patient whose appointment was cancelled due to our COVID-19 shutdown, you will start getting calls later this week.
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 913-491-0077 or visit our website at www.alisonjonesdentistry.com. Dr. Jones and the dental team will be in the office May 4th through May 7th preparing the office for patient visits.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jones and the Jones' Dental Team
Alison Jones Dentistry | 4601 W 109th St, Ste 110, Overland Park, KS 66211 | (913) 491-0077