To our Patients:
Following the guidance of Governor Walz and the Minnesota Board of dentistry, we will start slowly reintroducing non-emergency and elective care in our office starting May 18th This will include cleanings and restorative appointments (which include crowns, fillings ect.). We are excited to see our dental community and families once again.
Our top priority is the health and well being of our patients, staff and community. There will be noticeable changes as you return to our office and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience with these changes.
What to expect:
A team member will call you 48 hours in advance for a COVID-19 symptom screening interview.
When you arrive to the office please call 651-489-1900 to check in and a team member will direct you when to enter.
Please wear a mask when entering the office. We ask that no one accompanies you to your appointment, excluding parents with small children, caregivers, interpreters, ect.
A team member will great you, take your temperature and have you fill out two COVID-19 forms. If you have an elevated temperature you will be asked to reschedule your appointment by phone.
Hand sanitizer will be available, and we strongly recommend that you apply it to your hand when you enter the office. For your protection hand shaking and other close contact is discouraged.
To minimize the spread of pathogens you will be directed into a treatment room by a team member and asked to rinse with a mouth rinse before your treatment appointment begins.
Infection control: Our team continues to follow universal standard infection control protocols to prevent the spread of infectious disease. We cannot treat a patient who has tested positive for COVID19 or is showing symptoms due to the significant risk of infection of our entire team and our patients.
If you are infected or potentially infected and have urgent dental concern, we will consult with you by phone at 651-489-1900 and will provide care on a case by case basis.
Thanks again for your patience,
Dr. Tamara Simons and staff