Our New COVID-19 Safety Precautions
At Prairie Dental Group, infection control and patient safety have always been top priorities. Now more than ever, we are doing our best to ensure that our office and our practices are helping to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to keep our patients and community safe and healthy. If you have any questions about our new precautions, feel free to reach out to our front office for clarification. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time, and we are excited to be providing non-emergency dental services once again.Contact Us
Before Your Appointment
Our office will communicate with you before your appointment to ask some health-related screening questions, and you will be asked these questions again after you enter our office. When you arrive for your appointment, please call or text our front desk at 952-903-5000. We will contact you and let you know when to enter. To minimize the number of people in the office, we are asking any friends or family members who do not have an appointment to either stay home or wait in the car, with the exception of parents accompanying minors. Please put on a mask before you come in.
Entering Our Office
As you enter, please use the provided hand sanitizer. You may notice that our office no longer offers magazines, children’s toys, and so forth since those items are difficult to disinfect and keep clean. We have designated the main clinical hallway as a one-way thoroughfare for patients to facilitate social distancing, and patients will be walked straight back to their treatment rooms after they check-in. We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any given time.
What Our Team is Doing
To keep both our patients and staff as safe as possible, we have installed plexiglass guards at office desks to facilitate social distancing. We have also added HEPA filters in each treatment room and the main hallway. In addition to wearing face masks, our team will also be changing into fresh lab coats in between patients, and all staff members are screened for COVID-19 before each shift. These new protocols have been added in addition to our previous practices, which include frequent and thorough hand washing and routinely sterilizing treatment rooms and common areas.