Dear Pediatric Dentistry of Winter Park Patients and Families:
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.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your child’s visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when your child receives 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 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 may see some changes when it is time for your child’s next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask screening questions pertaining to you and your child. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you and your child 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 take your child’ s temperature prior to his/her appointment, and ask any of those patients with a fever to reschedule.
- 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.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for your child, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. We will additionally ask you to text or call when you and your child are in the parking lot, so we can ensure social distancing.
- We ask that you please bring a mask with you to wear while in the office and that only one parent accompanies each child patient. If possible, we will have parents wait in their car during the child’s appointment.
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 407-755-3136 or visit our website at www.WPteeth.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. Allison Miller