COVID-19 Precautions

Greetings to All of our Patients and Families,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this unprecedented time. We want you to know that while many things have changed, our commitment to your child’s oral health, safety and well-being remains the same.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and due to Covid-19 we have added even more precautions to keep our patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the American Dental Association (ADA). Here are some of the new precautions and protocols regarding your child’s future appointments.

  • All patients and parents will be required to wear their mask or face covering.
  • Parents and caregivers will be asked to arrive on time for the child’s appointment and text
  • us upon arrival. We will text back when it is time to bring the patient in.
  • You and your child will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the office.
  • We will perform health screenings and take both of your temperatures.
  • In order to help with social distancing, we will limit the number of people in the office and in most cases, parents and siblings will be asked to wait in their vehicle during the child’s appointment.
  • Our staff will have their temperatures taken daily and health screenings will be performed prior to the start of every day.
  • Our entire staff will be wearing masks and our clinical team will be wearing extra personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We are increasing our disinfection protocols and minimizing aerosols during procedures.
  • We are allowing additional time to thoroughly disinfect the rooms and prepare them for each patient as well as performing continuous sanitation throughout the office.
  • Between patients, we are incorporating the use of foggers in our treatment rooms with an environmentally safe disinfectant.
  • Our office is equipped with the proper HEPA and UVC filtration as recommended by the CDC. This increased air turnover and filtration helps eliminate any virus that may be suspended in air.
  • NEW GPS TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN OUR HVAC SYSTEM TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND OTHER DISEASES (See Below)

If your child is past due for their dental check-up and cleaning due to the pandemic, be sure to call us as soon as possible at 815-806-1600 to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Your friends at Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

GPS Ion Air Purifier Information