It can be easy to neglect some of the things we did without a second thought during these unsettling times. Casual activities such as going to the grocery store or out to dinner have changed with new regulations and rules to keep us safe such as social distancing and face-covering requirements. Going to the dentist, unless you have some discomfort, may not be something at the forefront of your thoughts, and you may even have some concerns about going in general. We at Vine Street Family Dental hear you, and we want to take a moment to inform you that we are taking appropriate measures and steps to make sure that going to the dentist is still as safe as possible.

               To ensure that we can keep you and your family safe, we have spaced our waiting area to follow social distancing guidelines, keeping everyone a minimum of six feet apart. We are strategically booking appointments to remove the risk of any overlapping or overcrowding. If you still have concerns about your safety or any worries that this may not be enough, we have also implemented a new system. You may now wait in your car, and we will contact you as soon as we are ready for you. This way, we can reduce the number of people you come in contact with minimizing exposure. Once prepared, we will communicate with you to let you know that it is all clear to enter.

               A clean, safe, and sanitized environment has been something we have always maintained, but we want to highlight some extra steps that we are taking to make sure it stays that way. A regular cleaning schedule has been put in place to ensure that our workspace and equipment stays safe and sterile throughout the day. Instruments and other equipment will also be stored correctly to minimize exposure. As always, our dentists will continue to wear gloves as a best practice, but also, we assure you that all staff will wear face coverings.

               Dental care is important, and we at Vine Street Family Dental Care want to let you know that we are here for all of you and your family’s dental needs during these unprecedented times. We are taking the right steps to minimize as much risk as possible. We all have a part to play during these times, so to keep everyone safe, if you are experiencing any symptoms, please stay home.