COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Pike Lake Dental Center
WE HAVE REOPENED OUR OFFICE FOR REGULAR DENTAL APPOINTMENTS!
OFFICE HOURS WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 7:30 AM TO 5:00 PM.
At Pike Lake Dental Center, we have always been committed to protecting our patients and our staff from any and all dangers, this includes all viruses past, present and future.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to practice universal precautions throughout our office, the same universal precautions we have implemented for years. These include, but are not limited to, sterilizing equipment with the strictest of standards, disinfecting all surfaces in each operatory between patients, and using masks and gloves. We also test our sterilization regularly, making sure the practices we have in place are working correctly.
Over and above the universal precautions, we have increased safe practices in common areas, such as the waiting room, by eliminating possible cross contaminants including magazines, toys, books and pamphlets. Unfortunately, the prize box will be put away for the coming weeks also. Common surfaces are being sanitized frequently in places like the front desk where credit card machines and writing utensils are shared, with special attention paid to door handles, bathrooms and more.
Things will also look different at our office for the foreseeable future. You’ll find plexiglass installed at our front office check-in and check-out areas. We have provided our clinical staff with all available PPE, including face shields and N95 masks. HEPA filtration units, which run 24 hours a day, have been installed in each clinical operatory and also in the waiting room. Special seating arrangements have been marked at least 6 feet apart in our waiting room for additional patient safety.
Reopening our office meant complying with the guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. All staff members reporting to work are required to take their temperatures each morning and verify they are COVID-19 symptom free. No one is allowed to work while ill. We have a Plan on site that details the steps we have taken and the steps we will continue to take to keep both our staff and our patients safe throughout the pandemic. This Plan is reviewed and updated frequently. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 spread and the recommendations made for our profession by government authorities.
If you do not feel comfortable coming in to our office yet, that’s ok! We respect your decision and are happy to postpone your dental appointment until you feel ready.
If you were scheduled during the time we were closed, we are slowly working through the schedules and will contact you to reschedule your appointment in the coming weeks.
It is with great confidence that we welcome you back to our office. We believe we have taken every precaution available to help keep YOU safe and to also keep US safe from COVID-19 and any other disease or virus. We remain steadfastly committed to your health and safety while continuing to provide you the highest quality dentistry around.
Matthew D. Jugovich, D.D.S.
Last updated May 20, 2020
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Pike Lake Dental Center is a modern dental office in Duluth, MN, that offers a full range of dental services. From preventative dental cleanings to cosmetic services, dental implants and sleep apnea treatments, we are practicing on the forefront of our field. Our staff is highly trained and compassionate. Whether you are looking to find the best care for your teeth or to improve your smile, we know your comfort is paramount. We welcome patients of all ages and enjoy treating children. Call for an appointment today!
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