COVID-19 Patient Visit Guide

Dear Valued Patient, 

We continue to provide all our regular dental services, and we are taking extensive precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our patients.  We are fully compliant with infection control procedures set by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, as well as health regulations set by the province of Saskatchewan.

We have also changed our appointment procedures and taken other precautionary measures to provide a safe dental treatment appointment, which we have explained below.

Before Your Appointment
  • Patients will be pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

  • New patient forms will be provided prior to appointments and we ask that you email or fax them completed in advance of your arrival.

Upon Your Arrival at The Office
  • To maintain social distancing, we use a virtual waiting room. Upon arrival, text us "HERE" and we will notify you when to enter our office. A staff member will then greet you in reception.

  • Masks are optional in our office.

  • Patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. **Please note, we have the right and will use our discretion in the event an appointment is to be postponed if we believe a patient might have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19.**

  • Patients showing signs or symptoms of illness, or exposure to COVID-19, will be asked to reschedule their appointments.

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon arrival.

  • We ask that patients continue to practice social distancing measures in the office at all times. 

 

In-Office Measures
  • You will find hand sanitizer at our entrance and throughout the office.

  • Magazines, children’s toys, and other items that are difficult to disinfect will be removed from the waiting area.

  • We will suspend providing coffee, refreshments and snacks.

  • Common areas including restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.

 

Your Treatment and Care
  • All staff will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and possible contact with COVID-19 positive persons.

  • Staff temperatures will be taken daily upon entering the practice.

  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided for all clinical and administrative staff including, N95 (or equivalent) masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, and other protective equipment as required.

  • Treatment rooms will be completely sterilized before patients are seated.

  • All our operatories that have aerosol-generating procedures that occur are equipped with air purifiers.

  • During treatment, our team will strictly follow guidelines set by the CDSS.

 

Checking Out After Your Appointment
  • Credit card / payment processing terminals will be wiped and sanitized after each use.

 

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority, and our entire dental team is committed to ensuring your safety and comfort in receiving dental care from our office.

We are looking forward to seeing you at your next appointment and providing for your dental needs. If you have any questions or concerns related to your care after reviewing this information, please contact us directly.

Sincerely,

Nipawin Dental Centre