Our Safety Protocols

Learn more about how we minimize the spread of infection and the risk of COVID-19 transmission

The safety of our patients and the dental professionals in our practice has always been a top priority at Stuart Prosthetic Dentistry. Recently, we have enhanced our infection protocols even further, implementing measures that go beyond the recommended standards of care.

New Infection Control Protocols

  • You will not be asked to wait in the reception area. In fact, we removed our waiting room chairs. We will be using a virtual check in process. Upon arrival for your appointment, please call us from your vehicle.
  • Temperature screening via non contact infrared digital thermometer for all staff daily and patients prior to treatment
  • All staff will be practicing appropriate social distancing and handwashing standards at all times
  • We have a centralized air purifier in addition to individual single room air purifiers in each treatment room.
  • You will be asked to wash your hands upon entry to treatment room.
  • You may be asked to rinse with an antiseptic mouth rinse, provided by us, prior to treatment.
  • All staff will be wearing minimum Level 3 face masks at all times. All patients and visitors will be asked to wear a face covering when entering the office until seated in treatment room.
  • During treatment, PPE worn by staff will include:
    • Gloves: Put on after thorough hand washing
    • Masks: N95, KN95, or Level 3 at minimum
    • Eye protection: dental loupes or goggles
    • Face-shields: used during generation of aerosols
    • Surgical Gowns or lab coat: replaced between each patient after generation of aerosols
    • Scrubs and head covers: Professionally laundered daily
  • Our consultation room and patient countertops at the front desk will not be used. We will assist you checking out from your dental chair.
  • In general, appointments will be managed to allow for minimal to no interaction between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • Finally, we are excited to announce that we are now completely paperless. All patient forms and other forms of communication can now be made available to you in secure digital format.