Ariel Dental Care requires all patients and guests to wear a mask.

Despite the recent CDC and New York State guidelines that lift indoor mask requirements in most locations, as a healthcare facility, Ariel Dental Care will continue to require all patients/parents/family who enter our office to wear a mask in order to provide the safest environment (updated as of June 2021).

 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Your safety is our number one priority. In light of COVID-19, we developed additional safety guidelines in accordance with our patient safety consultant, the American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and Henry Schein, our dental product and equipment supplier.

NEW CHECK-IN PROCESS:

ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY.
Patients will be advised to wait in their vehicles until the time of their appointment or, alternatively, sit in the waiting area where chairs will be placed six feet apart.
 

MANDATORY PATIENT SCREENINGS.
Patient temperatures, pulse, oxygen levels will be tested, and health questionnaires will be used to detect the virus in patients prior to appointments. 

 

NEW CHECK-IN PROCESS.
In order to protect patients, the reception desk will have a plexiglass barrier between the patient and the Patient Service Representative, along with an air purifier with a HEPA filter and UVC light. Floor stickers will be located in the registration area so that patients can partake in social distancing.  

PATIENT FACE MASKS REQUIRED.
Masks prevent the transmission of a possible infection or virus to others. If a patient or visitor does not have one on hand at the time of their appointment, we will provide one. 

LIMITATIONS ON COMPANIONS.
Companions will not be allowed to accompany a patient unless the patient is under 18 years of age or requires assistance.

 

NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES:

MANDATORY STAFF SCREENINGS.
Prior to every shift, staff will be screened for fever, respiratory symptoms, and other COVID-19 symptoms.


PRE-PROCEDURE MOUTH RINSE.

You may be asked to take a pre-procedure mouth rinse. This is all done out of an abundance of caution and may be required based on your symptoms and the necessary dental procedures.

STAFF FACE MASKS REQUIRED.
Masks prevent the transmission of a possible infection or virus to others. Staff will be required to wear a mask at all times.

 

CLINICAL SANITATION PROTOCOLS.
We will continue to strictly follow our already vigorous universal infection control protocols. Patients will notice more frequent routine cleanings and daily disinfection of our facilities. Each treatment room will also have an air purifier with a HEPA filter and UVC light. 

PERSONAL STAFF PROTECTION EQUIPMENT.
In addition to gloves, your dentist and hygienist will be wearing an FDA/CDC approved mask, face shield, surgical gown, and possibly a head covering.