Covid-19 Update – We Are Open and Ready to Serve You

Covid 19 Update – We Are Open

We're Here to Serve You

covid-19-update

At David Shannon, DDS, the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are excited to be able to see you smile, and we have put in place advanced protocols to protect you during your visit. Please see our revised protocols below for a quick introduction to the steps we're taking to keep you safe. And do not hesitate to give us a call with any questions or concerns.

  • Advanced Staff Training – Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
  • Safety Champion – Each day, one person will be designated to guide our Commitment to Safety. This includes greeting patients, answering questions, ensuring social distancing, and overall monitoring.
  • Daily Health Checks of Our Team – No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
  • No Handshakes or Hugs – We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are “back to normal.”
  • Virtual Waiting Room – Now, you can check-in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.
  • Sequenced Patient Scheduling – Plain and simple, we are not seeing as many patients. We are allocating more time between visits for coming, going and cleaning.
  • Pre-Screening of Every Patient – A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
  • Expanded Patient Appointments – In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
  • Family Friendly Scheduling – We are now able to see up to 6 family members during the same visit. It is almost like your own, private dental experience.
  • At-Risk Patient Hours – Relax. We have hours dedicated exclusively to our mature and medically-concerned patients. Let us add peace-of-mind to your next visit.
  • Cleaning After Every Appointment – We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
  • Deep Cleaning Every Evening – Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
  • CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization – This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
  • N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks – The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
  • Front Desk Masks – Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
  • Face Shields – Two masks are not enough. Our clinical team will also protect you and themselves through the use of FDA Approved PET face shields.
  • Disposable, Protective Coats & Hats – When appropriate, our team will utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles.
  • Advanced Chairside Suction – Whenever possible, we will activate high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
  • Negative Pressure Rooms – Normally found in high-tech laboratories and medical centers, these rooms provide the highest levels of self-containment and climate control.
  • HEPA Air Filtration – Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our HVAC system along with stand-alone air cleaners in each operatory.
  • No Magazines or Activities – This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.