Our Plan to Keep You Healthy & Safe

March 16, 2020

With the recent outbreak and confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States and now in our state, we are closely monitoring the situation and following the Centers for Disease Control to help prevent the spread of the disease. We would like to share with you the enhanced steps we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Partners In Dental Care.

Our sterilization protocols in treatment rooms, instrument preparation areas, and personal hygiene practices remain attentive to universal precautions! We have also increased disinfection frequencies in patient reception areas, common spaces, and door handles.

We will provide preventative, restorative, and emergency treatment to patients who report feeling healthy (freedom from fever, cough, or shortness of breath). If you are feeling healthy and have not been knowingly exposed to someone with the virus, please keep your dental appointment.

Special accommodations will be made for dental emergencies of patients who are ill or have tested positive for the virus. These patients should call first, as these situations will be initially triaged via phone consultation. We will need to reschedule any healthy patient who has traveled out of the country in the last 14 days or anyone who feels sick.

To prevent the spread of illness within the facility, the following guidelines are also in place:

To prevent the spread of illness within the facility, the following guidelines are also in place:
Sincerely,

  • Use hand sanitizer at the welcome desk when entering and exiting the premises.
  • Sit away from others in the reception room (social distancing is 6 feet).
  • You have the option to stay in the car until your appointment. Please call the office when you arrive and you can enter when your provider is ready. 616-949-0230
  • Magazines and youth toys will be removed from reception. Please enjoy Wi-Fi.
  • We are minimizing aerosols whenever possible during treatment.
  • Keep hands away from face, nose, and eyes and avoid shaking hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough into your elbow.
  • If you are ill, please stay home and contact your physician.
  • Avoid contact with those who are infected.

Access to oral health care for our patient family in these times is important. We will continue to provide future updates. We are committed to delivering treatment that minimizes health risks to our patients and team. We are humbled and honored to serve you!

Dr. Shawn Dial
Dr. Matthew Gietzen
Dr. Steve Grabiel
Dr. John Vander Kolk

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***If your appointment was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be reaching out soon to reschedule***

Schedule an appointment with us by calling (616) 949-0230.