Welcome Back Letter
To Our Valued Patients,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines or refreshments, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area and office at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 925-860-7270 or visit our website at www.sanramonperio.com
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
The Team at Progressive Periodontics
Changes in Office
We’ve been working hard to
keep you safe
For details please download following PDF.
What is a Hepa 13 Air Purifier
An air purifier is a device which removes contaminates from the air in a room to improve air quality. These devices are beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating odors in the room. The part that removes these contaminates is the filter.
For more information on Hepa 13 Air Purifier please download following PDF.
WHAT IS THE ADDITIONAL INTRA-ORAL SUCTION SYSTEM FOR?
When aerosols are created by high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, and other instruments, the “spray” not only carries particles of water but also bacteria, viruses, blood, and saliva. These aerosols can contain up to 100,000 bacteria per cubic foot of air. One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, the patient, and your staff is to reduce airborne particles with continuous suction.
When the intra oral suction system is used in addition to the suction the dental assistant is operating, studies have shown is more effective in reducing the amount of airborne particles, helping decrease Dentists, Dental Assistants, patients and hygienists exposure to bacteria and airborne pathogens.
Over 90% of aerosols can be eliminated with proper suction – that’s where the high speed intra-oral suction comes in.
CONTACT PROGRESSIVE PERIODONTICS & IMPLANT DENTISTRY
Dr. Janice Kaeley has over 5 years of experience in implant dentistry. To find out if you’re a candidate for bone grafting after tooth extraction, contact Progressive Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, San Ramon today to schedule your appointment.