COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Response and Protocol
(updated 17 May 2020)

 COVID-19 Office Screening Form
 COVID-19 Treatment Risk Form

We're excited about being able to see our patients again and accepting new patients. We sincerely hope that everyone and their families have stayed safe and healthy during this unusual time.

As we resume in-person appointments we will be starting the "new normal". For the safety of all who enter our office we have added extra measures such as etiquette signage, plexiglass barriers and partitions, rearranging our reception area for social distancing, and adding the use of a disinfecting device to deeply penetrate porous surfaces. As we've always done in the past, we'll keep our office disinfected throughout the day along with the availability of hand-sanitizer and soap dispensers.

Please understand some of the "new normal" policies may be inconvenient, but we are taking a cautious approach for your safety, and following the regulations and guidelines of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) American Dental Association (ADA), and American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Like all of us, we're learning to adapt as well.

 For Your Safety

- The health of Dr. Wood and all our staff will be assessed twice daily along with temperature checks.
- All patients will be verbally screened before an appointment is scheduled. For the safety of all please reschedule your appointment when you do not feel well.
- Appointments will be scheduled to minimize possible contact with other patients. Please wear a mask if you have one. 
- There will be a limit of only 2 per family allowed in the treatment area at one time. If a family consists of more than 2 patients it will be necessary to rotate them in and out of the reception area.
- All persons entering the building will be subject to in-office screening and temperature checks. Without exception temperatures must be less than 100.4oF to remain in the building.

 Questions About the "New Normal" 

Q: Do I have to wear a mask in the building?
A: No, but please do if you have one.  We will have a limited supply of masks for patients. One per patient.

Q: Can I bring my BFF or family guests?
A: Unfortunately, please do not bring your BFF or guests. Seating will be limited due to social distancing and the need to minimize the occupancy number in the building for the safety of all.

Q: If I have 2 or more children in treatment can I bring/schedule them together?
A: Yes, but only 2 within the same family will be allowed into the treatment area at one time. Within the same family, this can be 1 parent and 1 patient or 2 patients. Others will need to wait in the reception area until one leaves the treatment area.

Q: Can I bring my baby or 85 year old grandparent?
A: We strongly discourage bringing any family member that is in a high risk group, e.g. infants, immunocompromised health, elderly, etc.

Q: My child is/I am in a high risk group.  What should I do?
A: We are currently developing a special day each month for our high risk group patients.  This will be limited and strictly enforced to those in that group.

Q: If I wait in the reception area will I need my temperature taken?
A: ALL persons entering the building will be subject to screening as deemed necessary.  ALL entering the treatment area will be screened - no exceptions.

Q: My temperature is 100.4oF or higher.  What should I do?
A: Stay home and get healthy, we'll see you when you're better.