To the Just For Grins family of patients, REGARDING COVID-19, Coronavirus
While many things have changed, our commitment to safety at your Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry Dental Home (JFG) has not.
Infection control has always been a top priority at JFG. Our infection control processes are devised so that care is safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures that we follow in our practice to keep patients and our team safe.
JFG follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We routinely study their recommendations so that we are up to date on new rulings or guidance. Thus, we are assured that our infection control protocols are current.
During Phase 1 of reemergence, you will see some changes at your appointment. These changes are to protect our patients, their families, and the JFG team. For example:
- Our office will ask some screening questions during appointment scheduling. You’ll be asked the same screening questions when you are in the office.
- Your child may be accompanied by only one adult (preferably a guardian) while inside the office.
- The parent/guardian and child must be properly wearing a mask or face cover before entering the office.
- Each parent/guardian and child will get a forehead temperature scan before entering the office.
- “No touch” sign-in will be used. Our CONCIERGE assistant representative will ask questions and record sign-in.
- Our team will wear masks at all times. You won’t be able to see our smiles; but do know that we ARE smiling.
- Please use the hand sanitizer supplied when you enter the office. You will also find hand sanitizer in the treatment rooms.
- Please avoid touching surfaces and items unnecessarily.
- Our reception area will be closed for the time being and reopened during a later phase.
- Treatment rooms will not offer magazines since they are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may result in fewer scheduling options.
- Phase I scheduling will allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you.
The Thirsty Butterfly is a device that you have likely seen many times in our office. It is an aerosol reduction device, whose official name is Isolite, that we use for many procedures, including outpatient surgery. Now, we will also use Isolite for cleanings. Aerosol reduction is important to reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission in air droplets. It is only one of the many ways that this device is protective for our patients. For the past several years, we have worked with the designers and manufacturers involved in continued research and development to provide feedback for prototypes and market-ready products. JFG has used The Thirsty Butterfly/Isolite since the first day of patient care Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry.
Typical aerosol production during treatment
Aerosol REDUCTION when using The Thirsty Butterfly / Isolite
Watch how The Thirsty Butterfly / Isolite easily fits inside your mouth
Do you have emergency?
Availability of after-hours emergency care is an important part of continually accessible care.