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Our team can’t wait to see you! We all will be wearing more protective gear such as the masks with face shields for patient protection you see below. We are taking the necessary precautions recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Please let us know if you have any questions.
Breckenridge Dental Care will begin a soft reopen on Monday, May 11. As we navigate this process please see our protocols below. 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.
Updates as of April 30, 2020
To our family of patients:
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.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. 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. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
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. We hope to have the new safety measures in place, and are ready to welcome you back to the office on May 11. To make an appointment, please call our office at 502 451-5222 or visit our website at breckenridgedentalcare.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jennifer Wright
Dr. Molly Braun
and the entire Breckenridge Dental Care Team
Updates as of April 24, 2020
The governor has authorized dental offices to reopen for non emergency care on April 27 with new procedures addressing COVID-19 concerns.We are looking to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the governor’s office for specific guidance on the new requirements. Certain required equipment, like the N95 masks, may be on back order, and thus out of our control.
At Breckenridge Dental Care, we are concerned about your health and safety as well that of our team. We want to be sure we are complying with all safety requirements before we invite you back to our office. We are working diligently to implement these important new processes. We will reopen the office for non emergency appointments, and get our patients’ scheduled as soon as it is safe to do so. We are continuing to see patients for emergencies as necessary. A true dental emergency is:
- Severe toothache (throbbing or pounding that prevents sleep and/or daily functioning)
- Swelling of gums, face or neck
- Bleeding in the mouth that does not stop
- Trauma (such as broken teeth due to injury)
If you have a dental emergency, please call the office at (502)451-5222 and leave a message. We are checking the messages regularly and scheduling emergency visits. Please visit our website and Facebook page for updates. Stay tuned, we hope to be up and running, safer than ever, very shortly.
Dear Patient Family,
In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Dr. Braun and Dr. Wright wanted to reach out to our patient family regarding the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. As a dental office, we maintain a very high standard of sterilization and disinfection at all times, not just when there is an infectious disease threat. All surfaces are sterilized with a virucidal disinfectant before each patient and at intervals throughout the day. Our instruments are, of course, sterilized in the autoclave after each use. We also have hospital grade hand sanitizer and soaps available to our patients. Staff follow strict hand hygiene protocols as well.
In addition, we will be asking any patient that has respiratory symptoms to reschedule their appointments with us. We will not be charging our customary missed/reschedule fee in these cases. We also ask patients that have traveled in the last two weeks to delay their appointments until they are symptom free for 2 weeks. Any staff member with symptoms of illness will be staying home.
As a dental office, we will also be one of the safest public places you can visit during this time. We do not typically treat sick patients, and will be even more vigilant in screening for symptoms at this time. We also will continue our high-level disinfection protocols. I feel it is important to continue “business as usual” unless directed to do otherwise by government agencies, so that we can continue to provide the high-quality dental care our patients are used to.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (502) 451-5222.
Breckenridge Family Dental