Please text us @ 571-305-1888 for any emergency or outside-office-hour contact.
Please do NOT make an appointment with us if:
YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS LIKE;
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
First call your physician or contact Fairfax County Health Department if you have the above symptoms.
Get medical attention immediately if:
You develop any of these EMERGENCY warning signs* for COVID-19 :
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.
A useful self-checker for your symptoms is provided here by CDC.
CDC Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
As of May 13th, 2021, the CDC has updated their mask policies, stating that it is no longer recommended for fully vaccinated to wear masks in any setting.
Our Approach and Policy Changes:
Although the CDC has updated their recommendations, we as healthcare providers need to prioritize the health of all of our patients. As such, we still continue to ask all our patients to wear masks until further notice. We have decided to keep this policy as a means to protect those who have not been fully vaccinated, since we are unable to verify the vaccination status of all of our patients. This will help us continue to promote a safer, health-conscious environment for our patients. We greatly appreciate your understanding.
New Patients: Please Submit Forms Online
- Please fill out all the forms here. This will help you to minimize your time in our office and to remove possible patient-to-patient contact.
- Bringing your own mask or face-covering to use in the office is required to protect yourself from exposure, or any possible infectant. Although new guidelines have lifted mask-wearing restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals, we still ask all patients to continue to wear face masks until they are seated in their room.
Upon Your Arrival: OUR DRIVE-THRU LIKE PROTOCOL
Please follow our protocol below when you visit our office:
- Please call us from your car upon your arrival (703)815-0699. Please leave loose items in your car. Our staff will come outside and give you some instructions (if the weather permits) and if necessary, a mask, before coming into our office.
- Do not touch the door handle. We will open the door for you and guide you to a closed treatment room along a designated path. Please do not touch anything outside of the treatment room.
- As soon as you enter the office, you will be provided hand sanitizer and oral rinse. If you were provided with a mask, please do not take it off except during the treatment.
- Check out will all be done from the treatment rooms, so please sit in your chair until you are dismissed by the staff.
- Please understand that there could be a little waiting in your car since we cannot let you come in until other patient is completely out of the office. We can’t allow any cross-patient contact.
PLEASE NOTE: Restroom use will be limited. We ALWAYS wipe down the restroom after it is used, however it is safer to avoid using it when possible.
Appointment Breaking Policy:
During this time, it is important that we accommodate as many patients who need dental work as possible, while also taking all necessary and extra precautions to prevent the spread of disease. As such, we are limiting the amount of patients we see each day to ensure that there is minimal contact. Therefore, to secure this appointment time, we ask that you provide us with your credit card information over the phone (NOT TEXT) in the event that you break your appointment without notice 48 hours prior to it, which is subject to a $100 break fee. Each appointment time is valuable, so out of courtesy for our other patients, please notify us 48 hours prior to your appointment if you need to reschedule it.
How We Are Handling The Situation:
In the current environment, There is no higher priority than keeping our patients from being exposed to COVID-19. That’s why we want to update you with the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety in our office. We stay updated with the very latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Virginia Dental Association (VDA), and other related government agencies. We stay on top of this evolving situation.
We are closely following the CDC’s, WHO’s, VDH’s, and VDA’s guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the disease. The following are some of the practices we perform that follow and exceed these guidelines:
- Screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they update their medical histories.
- Scheduling patients one at a time to get rid of patient-to-patient contact.
- Taking temperature readings as part of their routine assessment of patients before performing dental procedures.
- Making sure the personal protective equipment used is appropriate for the procedures being performed.
- Providing a mask for patients to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents.
- Using high-speed evacuation for dental procedures producing an aerosol.
- Having patients rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs and bathrooms.
- Providing online forms to fill out to decrease patient’s stay in the office.
Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. Yet, we strive to protect our patients from any COVID-19 risk by increased cleaning efforts and awareness.