Coronavirus Update

Before Your Appointment

Click here to fill out your COVID-19 screening form which is required within 24 hours BEFORE the appointment. 

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, our practice is limiting the number of patients in our office at a given time to enforce social distancing. Please follow these instructions to check-in when you arrive to your appointment. 

1. Please stay in your car when you arrive. Patient will need to wear a mask and bring a cell phone.

2. We request only the patient enter the office unless they are very young or it is a new consultation.

3. The parent/companion will also need his/her own screening form submitted, mask and temperature check.

4. Please avoid drinking hot/cold beverage 10 min prior, avoid excercise and taking fever reducing medication 30 minutes prior to avoid a false elevation of temperature reading.

5. Text our office upon arrival by responding to our text message appointment reminder or call, NOT email.

6. Our office will text you when it is your turn to enter the waiting room. 

7. Our office will communicate via text/phone to set up the next appointment. 

Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to keep this appointment. If you do not feel well, have a cough or fever, or if you or someone you have been in contact with has recently tested positive or is waiting for a test/ or test result for COVID -19, please call the office to reschedule.

We are so grateful for every one of our patients and honored to be their orthodontic caregiver. As we navigate our new normal, we appreciate your patience and understanding during our initial months returning to the office.

Thank you for helping us keep you, your child and our team and doctor safe.

Stay safe and healthy and we are very excited to see every one of you!

Dr. Chun and team at CHUN ORTHODONTICS

 


Safety Procedures

To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues, and offering facemasks to patients who are coughing. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use new facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC.

While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories.
  • Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.  

If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions

We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.

When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. If you have respiratory symptoms, we will ask that you wear a facemask.

How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.

If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.

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