As all of you know, our vision here at Monahan Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is to partner with patients to achieve long-term oral and overall health for all those we are honored to serve. In light of the current novel coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting us here in the US and abroad, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the precautions we have always taken at our office to ensure your (and our) health, safety, and well-being.
Please know that we always have and continue to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures at Monahan Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, and our spotless record proves that they work really well!
Rest assured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employ are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. We are taking even more vigilant steps to disinfect all the areas in the office, including, but not limited to, surfaces in the reception area, front desk, offices, and restroom(s). These areas that would usually be cleaned and disinfected daily are now being sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in several areas of the practice for your use.
We also ask you for your help in keeping everyone safe. If you have traveled to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, or any other region affected by the coronavirus, please call our office before coming in for your appointment. Washing your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is of utmost importance.
If you are not feeling well, have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your physician and call our office to reschedule any upcoming appointments. Our team (who are also being diligent about their own health) will be available before your next visit to make sure you are well and to answer any questions or concerns. If you are not well, we will help you cancel your scheduled appointment and make sure that we have a future appointment on the books so you can stay on track with your treatment.
It is in everyone’s best interest to continue your routine healthcare, including dental care. During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge! Know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage, the Department of Public Health website, or ADA. Stay safe and healthy — we look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr. Thomas Monahan