Advanced Safety Protocols – Chaska, MN
Always Prioritizing Your Health and Safety
At White Oak Dental, our patients’ safety is our top priority. We follow strict sanitary and safety precautions to help keep you and your family safe when you visit our office. Since the emergence of COVID-19, we’ve added some additional precautions in accordance with the MN Board of Dentistry, WHO, CDC, and OSHA’s recommendations. Each day, we continue to monitor the situation and adjust our response as necessary.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
No Handshakes or Hugs
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are "back to normal".
In addition to brushing and flossing before your visit, we provide a 1.5% hydrogen peroxide solution rinse prior to your dental visits to reduce pathogens in aerosols.
Virtual Waiting Room
We will call you when your provider is ready which allows you to minimize contact with others.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
Expanded Patient Appointments
In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
Family Friendly Scheduling
We are now able to see multiple family members during the same visit. It is almost like your own, private dental experience.
Some consultations and follow-up visits can be handled via our secure, patient communication portal. It is a cool, ultra-safe, and efficient extension of our office.
Social Distancing in Place
Fewer chairs in our reception area, helpful signs and one-way traffic in our treatment area make 6’ spacing a practical reality.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
Enhanced Disinfection Methods
Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
Front Desk Masks
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
Disposable, Protective Coats
When appropriate, our team will utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles. As well, we change between seeing each patient.
Advanced Chairside Suction
Whenever possible, we will activate high speed evacuation to minimize aerosol reduction. We also use rubber dam isolation and dry shield suction device.
HEPA Air Filtration
Non-ozone producing Central Air Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology – Air filter to reduce levels of Volatile Organic Compounds and airborne biological contaminants.
No Magazines or Activities
This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.