Augusta Dental COVID-19 Office Policies
Our commitment is to provide you with the highest level of oral health care in the safest possible environment.
- If you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days of your appointment, or if you are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations and have been in close contact with anyone with tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of your appointment, please call our office at 540-885-4589 to reschedule (unless you are having a dental emergency or need urgent dental care).
- Augusta County currently has a low level of community transmission per the CDC’s COVID-19 by County, so per CDC and American Dental Association guidelines, masks are welcome but not required while in our office.
- On the day before (or possibly several days) before your appointment, you will receive a text message from us (if we have your cell phone on file) with some health screening questions. On the day of your appointment, please respond to the text with either “y” for “yes” to any of the questions or “n” for “no” to all of the questions. If you did not receive or respond to this text before your appointment, we will ask you the health screening questions when you arrive.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and the dental profession. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control requirements and recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
We are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will update this page as needed. Below are relevant updates and resources to help answer additional questions.
Please visit the ADA’s website for information about infection control guidelines and COVID-19. For more information, you can review the Centers for Disease Control guidelines pertaining to coronavirus.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, us and every patient safe in our practice. Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to be your oral health care provider. Sincerely,
Dr. Salzberg, Melissa, Vanessa, Jenna, Ashley, Shaunna and Tiffany