COVID-19 Thoughtful Precautions for Your Safety
The safety of our patients and staff is our priority.
During this time of uncertainty, Franco and Associates is dedicated to keeping you and your family safe.
Call 651-645-6111 to book your appointment and learn more about the efforts we’re taking to keep you safe.
What to Expect at Your Next Visit
When you first enter the building, you will find a sanitizing station to clean your hands and the soles of your shoes.
We have placed plexiglass protection at the front desk.
We will ensure you are wearing a mask, ask you to fill out a screening questionnaire, and take your temperature. Our waiting room allows for proper social distancing.
Door knobs, pens, clip boards and other commonly touched surfaces are constantly disinfected throughout the building
You will receive dental treatment in an individual room with a protective door.
We will be wearing additional personal protective equipment.
We will use special equipment to help control aerosols during the appointment.
ACT tips funnel the aerosols into the HVE suction system.
Dry shields isolate the treatment area, provide throat coverage and continuous suction.
Antiseptic fogging upon patient dismissal is used to clean and disinfect the air of our individual rooms before doing our normal thorough infection control routines.
We also utilize medical-grade air purifiers to further clean the air.
When you check out you will do so at the side of the front desk and exit out the back door. This provides a safer one-way path for all patients in and out of the building.
As your dental health professionals, your well-being is important to us. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), statewide leaders, local and state health officials continue to monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you of the precautions we take every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and that we are staying up-to-date on information and protocols surrounding COVID-19.
- If you are healthy, there is no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment. We do ask you to arrive a few minutes early to complete registration. We may modify your appointment time to attend to social distancing protocols.
- If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, please stay home and contact us to reschedule your appointment. There will be no cancellation or rescheduling fees during this time.
- If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to an area with outbreaks of COVID- 19 or if you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days before making an appointment to make sure you are free of COVID-19 symptoms. Contact our office and we will reschedule your appointment with no cancellation or rescheduling fees.
We ask you to use your best judgment and caution surrounding upcoming appointments and to call us if you have any questions about your appointment or our practice protocols.
Your Dental Team