Wood Orthodontics Response and Protocol to COVID-19
During this hard time that the world is facing, we hope that your families are doing well and staying healthy. Due to the recent rising of cases in Weatherford, Texas, Dr. Wood is asking that you and your family, when visiting our office, will please wear a mask. We do understand the frustrations around masks, but we believe that requiring masks in our office will benefit the health and safety of everyone in our office.
It is important to know when coming to our office that we are following the guidelines and regulations 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). As of August 25, 2020, the Emergency Rule put in place by the TSDBE has been extended until 23 DEC 2020.
Because of the virus and its rapid movement, we have made some changes in our office that will better help everyone stay safe.
- Plexiglass barriers
- The reception area has been re-organized so that 6 feet social distancing is easy
- Increased our disinfecting products
- Etiquette signage
Each patient will be verbally screened before the appointment is scheduled, and is expected to wear a face-covering up until treatment.
Dr. Wood and all staff will be wearing face coverings at all times along with twice a day health and temperature checks.
- Only 2 members of the family will be able to be in the treatment area at one time
- Everyone who is coming into the office will be subjected to a temperature check
We do understand that the “new normal” that we all have to experience and go through is 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. If you have dental problems don’t hesitate to get them fixed! We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best during this difficult time.