Covid-19 Office Policy Update
Dear Patients and Parents,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last year, and all of us are eager to resume our normal habits and routines. At our office, we continue to be committed to keeping our patients and their families safe and healthy. As policies regarding Covid-19 continue to update throughout the states, counties, and cities, we are continuing to update our office policies.
Our office continues to follow 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.
Please see our updated Covid-19 office policies listed below.
- To practice and aid social distancing we are continuing to limit the number of parents or guardians to one per patient family. We are also asking that siblings, unless scheduled, not attend the dental appointment.
- To help reduce the spread of germs we will ask all parents and patients (over the age of 3 years) to wear a mask when in the office.
- Appointments will continue to be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Furthermore, 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 and parents in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you 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 or for more information, please call our offices at (760) 320-7621 for Palm Springs and (760) 365-4400 for Yucca Valley.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you.
Dr. Gutenberg and staff