Coronavirus protocol at Inman Park Dentistry - (updated 1/08/2021)

 Dr. Rodriguez discusses our summer re-opening with WAGA's Medical Team

 

As of January 2021, our staff have begun receiving the Covid vaccine through the Fulton County Health Department, and we hope soon to have evevryone here vaccinated!

 

We have resumed all types of dental treatment, but it is far from business as usual, as you will notice significant changes around the office, and we want you to be prepared for what dental visits will be like in this new era.

 

Our lobby is small, so we ask you to be considerate of others and arrive wearing a mask while you are waiting for your appointment. If you do not have a mask, we can provide you with a basic surgical mask for your protection. You may also check in with our front desk staff and then wait for your appointment outside if it makes you more comfortable.

 

Glass partitions were permanently installed around our front desk area. There are no longer any magazines in our lobby because they are unable to be disinfected. And as always, hand-sanitizer dispensers are located throughout our office, and pens and clipboards for the necessary paperwork will be disinfected after each use.

 

Once you are in the dental chair, we will be checking your temperature in addition to the usual blood pressure and pulse checks. We will also require a 30s mouth rinse with a mild peroxide mouthwash as per ADA coronavirus recommendations.

 

Our staff are undergoing WEEKLY Covid-19 Antobody testing until we get everyone here vaccinated.

 

As of January 1st, we have installed hospital-quality air purifying units in each of our treatment rooms that are far more than simple filters. They use a process called photocatalytic oxidation to breakdown and destroy viruses in the air. Developed over a decade ago in response to the original SARS outbreak, these Radic8 units have a 99.9999% kill rate–in a single pass–against SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza virus. That level of air purification helps provide a little more peace-of-mind for our patients and staff alike.  

 

If you are uncomfortable coming in at this time: If you are concerned about coming in because you are a higher risk individual, or you feel more social-distancing is necessary, then we will be happy to reschedule your appointment. Like usual, we require at least two days of notice to avoid a cancellation charge.

 

Of course this timeline is subject to change depending upon the progress of the virus in our area. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times.