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.
As per Governor Pritzker's executive order 2020-32 (Covid-19 executive order no. 30) posted on April 30,2020, patients can seek dental care including cleanings and fillings. Patients were initially recommended to avoid elective procedures from health care professionals in the original stay at home order. These recommendations have been lifted.
Infection control has always been a top priority for a practice and you may have seen this during your office visits. 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 US 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 ruling or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that her infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency's 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 the same questions again when you are in the office.
- We offer hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office and we will scan your temperature to screen for fever and to check for any possible sign of infection.
- 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, etc. since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distance in 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 reduce the number of patients in the reception area at one time.
We would 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 773-935-9818 or visit our website at www.thedentalpractice.com
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Allen Momongan and Staff