We are so very excited to announce that we are once again able to provide dental services for you, our valued patients. Smiles of Punta Gorda will reopen on May 11, 2020.
While it is good to be an open dentist in Punta Gorda, things are certainly not “business as usual” around here and we wanted to let you know we are here for you in our clean, comfortable, and safe environment. Our standards are well “above and beyond” what the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control recommend. We love what we do and the people we do it for. We are always here for you.
Here are a few things we have done to ensure safety for everyone who comes into our office:
- Patients will be waiting outside in their cars, not in our waiting room. A hand sanitizer station has been installed inside the front door.
- No longer will patients coordinate payment or future appointments at our front desk, but from the chair where they were seen. This will cut down on movement throughout the office.
- Our staff will be wearing face shields over our level 3 masks and safety glasses. And we’ll be wearing non-surgical cloth face masks when we’re not in contact with patients.
- The disinfectant we use has been changed to the EPA approved cleaner designed to kill SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- We no longer allow patients to walk into our office to set up an appointment. All appointments must be set via phone or online.
- Our team is texting wellness questionnaires to all patients scheduled and our Practice Management System will flag any questionnaire with suspect answers.
- None of us will wear scrubs or footwear out of the office at the end of the day. Our scrubs will be put in a bag and taken home to be immediately washed/sanitized.
These modifications are indicative of the many ways that we are making sure every patient is properly cared for now that our dental practice is back open.
Rest assured that all team members here at Smiles of Punta Gorda will continue to go above and beyond for our patients…it is second nature. For this and many other reasons, many of our patients have trusted their care with us for years.
Dr. Jeremy Martin
Smiles of Punta Gorda