We are following the recommendations from the Massachusetts Dental Society and Governor Baker’s office to begin Phase 2 on June 8th, 2020. This phase will include regular dental care appointments. Further guidance is expected and adjustments will be made as necessary.
In addition to the usual Universal Precautions already in place as recommended by the CDC and OSHA, additional measures will be taken to ensure the safety of staff and patients. Some of these measures include:
-COVID-19 symptom screening of everyone who comes into the office
-taking the temperature of everyone who comes into the office using a touchless thermometer
-completing registration and consent forms online so there is no exchange of paper forms required
-physical barriers and social distancing in the office common areas
-requesting patients to come to the appointment by themselves, or with only one parent if the patient is a minor
-disinfection of common areas and restrooms several times throughout each day
-medical grade air purification system to sanitize the air throughout the office (expected installation in early June)
-additional personal protective equipment to be used by the office staff depending on the type of procedure being done
Please take care of yourselves and others and be safe. Stay strong, and remember to brush and floss each day. Dr. Boch and his staff are looking forward to seeing each one of you again soon.