Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update from the office of Dr’s Dyer and Kolath
Due to the recent health concerns of Covid-19, we want to reiterate our safety protocols to protect our patients and staff. We are continuing to follow stringent infection prevention protocols and have strict screening measures.
Starting June 23rd, 2021, The Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association has repealed the restrictions that every dental office had been following. This office will have different protocols again during this time. It will change as we learn more. Please be patient with us.
Patients will no longer have to wear masks coming into the office. There can only be 4-6 people in the waiting room at a time, so if it is full, the patient will have to wait in the car and an assistant will get them. We can allow companions in the back with the patient once again. This includes parents with children. We will still have to have the patients temperature taken.
The following protocol exists for Covid-19 and for any contagious illness:
If you have the flu or cold-like symptoms such as cough or fever, newly developed shortness of breath, or if you have recently traveled to an area outside the U.S. with known Covid-19 or been in contact with someone who has traveled or contracted the virus, please call 972-329-2442 to reschedule your appointment.
Symptoms and preventive measures
Symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms may be similar to the flu or the common cold. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and other complications, especially the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
AS A SAFETY MEASURE TO OUR STAFF AND OTHER PATIENTS, WE ARE UNABLE TO TREAT PATIENTS WHO PRESENT ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS AND REQUIRE A 2 WEEK WAITING PERIOD FOR AN APPOINTMENT. YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW THE SAME PROTOCOL IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED OUTSIDE THE U.S., OR HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS ILL.
Please follow these preventive measures not only for Covid-19, but make it your daily habit.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with tissue if possible.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects such as your cell phone.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are feeling sick.
- If you are caring for an ill person, stay home for an estimated incubation period for 2 weeks.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office. 972-329-2442.
This is a crazy time, but it’s getting better. We need to stay smart, use common sense, and do not react out of fear. We look forward to seeing you on your next appointment.
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html