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If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please leave the office.  You may call to schedule an appointment when symptoms have resolved.

Only 1 person in the waiting area.

If you are in pain and have cold or flu-like symptoms, we can call in antibiotics and NSAID-type pain medication until your cold/flu symptoms have resolved.

If this is a more severe or urgent matter, please ask to speak to Dr. Swann.

Please be patient.  Someone will address you in the waiting area.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  If needed, sneeze or cough into your elbow.

All routine cleaning and disinfection strategies are being applied to each operatory.

Dr. Swann cares about your safety and works hard to prevent the spread of infection.

Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces such as dental chairs, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected.  We may cover some equipment with protective covers which are replaced after each patient.

Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients.

Disposable dental tools and needles are never re-used.

Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear when needed.  After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are disposed.  Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.

Your well being is important to your dentist and staff.  That’s why infection control procedures are in place at your dental office.