We are open! – East Alabama Dental Group

We are open!

Dear Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to assure you that at East Alabama Dental Group, your health, safety, and well-being is our highest priority.

Effective May 1, 2020 our office will be reopening for your dental care.

While many things have changed in our office, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. 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 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.

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:

• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. If you or anyone in your household has any respiratory symptoms, a fever, cough, or has had other COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days, please do not come into our office. Give us a call, and we will get you rescheduled.

• Upon arrival, we will check your temperature.

• Please wear a face mask to your appointment. We will be unable to provide them.

• We will have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. There will also be sanitizer stations at multiple locations throughout the office.

• You will notice that our waiting room is closed and we ask you to wait in your vehicle for your appointment.

• We are asking that you do not bring guests or family members with you to our office. Please have them wait in the car.

You can now prepay for your visit online here.

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, safe in our practice.

To make an appointment, please call or text our office at 334-749-5014.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends!

Dr. Thompson, Dr. Riley and the EADG team

COVID-19 Update