Wood Orthodontics Protocol for COVID-19 and its Variants
During this pandemic we hope that you and your families are staying healthy. When coming our office please understand that we are following the guidelines and regulations of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Also, effective 10 June 2021, OSHA has implemented a nationwide Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for all industries and healthcare institutions. We understand the frustrations around masks, but believe that wearing masks in our office will benefit the health and safety of everyone.
Because of the virus and its rapidly changing variants, we have made some changes in our office that will help everyone stay safe.
- Plexiglass barriers
- A reception area that helps make social distancing is easier
- Increased our disinfecting protocol
- Etiquette signage as reminders
- Special appointment days with strict protocols for our immunocompromised and senior patients
Each patient will be verbally screened before the appointment is scheduled and will need to complete a screening form upon arrival or no more than 48 hours in advance if downloaded from our website. Dr. Wood and all the staff will be wearing face coverings along with performing daily health and temperature checks.
- Everyone entering into the treatment area or consultation rooms will be subjected to a temperature check
We do understand that the “new normal” can be very inconvenient, but to keep everyone safe we follow them closely. If you have any questions that you need answering please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office, Wood Orthodontics. We are here to help you with any issues or questions you have regarding COVID-19 and our policies.
If you are in the Weatherford, TX area and you have been looking to schedule an appointment but have been waiting for things to settle down please come in. We assure you that we have taken all necessary precautions and even more to keep things safe and clean. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best during this difficult time.