Safety is our top priority right now at Perkins Dentistry, which is why we are taking precautions as we reopen. To ensure that our patients and staff are safe, we are following CDC and ADA guidelines as well as wearing PPE. If you require dental care and would like to schedule an appointment, please call (352) 440-5827 or request a consultation online. Learn more about the steps we are taking for a safe office environment below.
Arriving for Your Appointment
We will be screening all patients upon arrival with temperature checks and a quick questionnaire to determine if there are any risks to our team and other patients. Please only enter our waiting room when we have contacted you via text or phone call. This method helps avoid exposure to others, potential infection, and maintains social distancing requirements. For any patient needing to be in the waiting room prior to their appointment due to travel arrangements or other reasons, we will have seating spaced apart for safe relaxation.
Personal Protection for Staff and Patients
Wearing masks and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are now almost commonplace for many of us as we move about in daily life. Our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE and we will be requiring patients to wear a mask as they enter and exit our office. This is in accordance with state and federal recommendations and current CDC guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available and offered to all patients upon entry to minimize the spread of germs on contacted surfaces. Our dentists follow proper handwashing techniques both before and after putting on gloves. Eye protection including goggles or glasses is normally required for our dental staff. We are also stepping up this level of protection by providing face masks to every member of our staff.