Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Mandatory Face Masks to Keep You Safe During COVID-19
At Li’l Teeth Dentistry, the safety of our patients, providers, assistants and support staff remains our highest priority. For everyone’s safety, we continue to require all patients, parents, providers, and team members to wear a face mask.
Why do we still require face coverings?
We recognize that the CDC and several counties across Colorado have removed mask mandates for vaccinated individuals. However, some of our patients may not respond to the vaccine or may not choose to be vaccinated at this time.
We require that patients and guardians continue to wear a face covering when coming in for their dental appointments, regardless of local county ordinances, as face masks protect patients from other illnesses such as the flu, coughs and several airborne respiratory viruses.
Face coverings can keep our patients safe from not only COVID-19, but also from influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory pathogens.
Who must wear a face mask or face covering?
Every person age 2 and older must wear a face mask or face covering to enter our clinic. This includes patients, parents/legal guardians, dental providers, assistants and administrative staff. When everyone wears a face mask or face covering, we all protect each other, especially those who have not been vaccinated due to age or health status.
Besides a face mask or face covering, what else can I expect when coming in?
Expect a screening check for fever and for other symptoms for everyone who enters our clinic. The screening includes patients, parents/legal guardians and even our employees before they can report to work.
Where do I have to wear a face mask or face covering?
Masks are required everywhere in our clinic, including patient rooms, exam rooms, waiting areas.
When can I safely remove my face mask or face covering in the clinic?
Only the patient in the dental chair may remove their mask when instructed by an assistant or provider. However, parents/guardians must continue to wear a face mask in the exam rooms whenever a team member or anyone else enters the room. This helps keep everyone safe.
Is there anyone not required to wear a face mask or face covering in the clinic?
The CDC advises masks should not be worn by children younger than 2 years old or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
What if I have a medical condition that makes it difficult to wear a face mask or face covering?
Due to the risk of spread of this virus, we are unable to allow parents, legal guardians or visitors to not wear a face mask or face covering.
Supporting each other during a difficult time
Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Our patients are getting exceptional care from our providers, assistants and staff in a way that protects their safety and that of others.
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html