What You Need To Know

COVID-19 Dental Appointments

By Waterville Family Dentistry

Preparing For Your Dental Appointment:

What you need to know

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and the safety of our team. Our prior standards for sterilization and cleanliness were already beyond that which have just been set forth by the CDC and ADA, but we’re taking it up another notch. Please don’t be alarmed by this added caution, we are simply being proactive to completely safeguard your wellness. 

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

There are a few “procedural changes” that you’ll note at your next visit. None of them will require any special effort on your part, but we want to ensure that you’re told, simply for familiarity.

  • Due to an extended check-in procedure we ask that you complete a COVID prescreening form online 24 hours prior to your appointment. You may do so by going to watervilledentistry.com located under the patient resources section.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please remain in your car, and call our office at 207-873-1311.
  • We ask that only the patient come in for their appointment. If necessary, one parent or guardian may escort their child. Be aware both will be subject to the full check-in protocol.
  • Upon entering the building please wear a face covering and one of our team members will take your temperature. If your temperature is 100⁰ or greater, you will be rescheduled.
  • Social distancing, whenever possible, will be practiced; this includes the closure of our waiting room.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinse will be provided to the patient to swish for 60 seconds prior to treatment.
  • There will be no polishing at this time to eliminate aerosol and splatter.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 207-873-1311 or visit our website at www.watervilledentistry.com.

Waterville Family Dentistry

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!