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. We are happy to announce that, in accordance with the state guidelines, we will be reopening our office for elective procedures on June 1st.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. We want to share the changes and improvements we have made in order to keep patients and staff safe and comfortable.
Our office has always followed and exceeded the standards set forth 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.
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 recommended by the CDC. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• Patient, Doctor, and staff temperatures are recorded on a daily basis. If anyone reports signs or symptoms they will be asked to stay home and away from the practice until properly tested.
• 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, children’s toys and so forth, 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.
• Our doctors, hygienist, and assistant are issued disposable gloves, gowns, face shields, and proper N95 or KN95 masks while working on patients.
• We have placed medical grade air purifiers in the treatment rooms. All purifiers have H13 HEPA filters. H13 HEPA filters remove particles down to 0.1 microns (Smaller than the average diameter of the COVID-19 virus particle). The purpose is to improve the air quality throughout the entire office and add an additional layer of protection by constantly moving air through medical grade filters.
•The HVAC systems are used to enhance air quality as well by keeping fans on fresh air all the time. The air turnover in the office is on average every 15 minutes.
•All door handles and commonly touched areas will be cleaned every hour with a strong disinfectant.
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 201-444-5675 or through our online portal at https://www.ohanadentalnj.com/Contact-Us-Schedule-Appointment.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our family, neighbors and friends.