At Brokton Dentist, Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips, The health of our patients and staff are of the utmost importance to us .To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we follow the usual universal precautions recommended by the CDC and ADA in our both our treatment rooms and laboratory .Additionally, we take great care to insure the waiting area and common spaces are cleaned frequently with disinfectant.
For the protection of all our patients and staff due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:
If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
a cold or the flu
fever or nausea
severe headaches or body aches
muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
vomiting or diarrhea
active tuberculosis (TB)
mumps, measles, chickenpox
other contagious disease
Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted. Thank you for your patronage.
Should you have any questions or concerns about your dental needs during the time we are closed , Dr Martin-Phillips can be reached at 617-510-7352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read How we Keep you Safe
Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations for dental office infection control. Dr. Karen Martin Phillips and her staff care about your safety and work hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and counter-tops, have been cleaned and disinfected. We also cover most equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient.
Non-disposable items like the dental instruments are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental instruments and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eye-wear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
Your well-being is important to us. That’s why infection control procedures are in place at your dental office.
What about the new coronavirus?
On March 16, 2020, the ADA issued the following guidance to dentists regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:
The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team.
In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.
As health care professionals, it is up to dentists to make well-informed decisions about their patients and practices. The ADA is committed to provide the latest information to the profession in a useful and timely manner.
The ADA is continually evaluating and will update its recommendation on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the latest information.
Visit the CDC’s website for the latest information on COVID-19.