COVID-19

At Oshkosh Family Dentistry we would like to thank all of our patients for their understanding as we carefully start seeing you for procedure such as cleanings after COVID-19. Although our staff and office may look different this new modified versions of our Dental World was all done with you and your family’s safety in mind.

We follow all C.D.C. guidelines and A.D.A. recommendations. 

Please click on the links below to find out how COVID-19 may affect your next dental visit or call the office at (920) 231-8120 and one of our team members would be happy to answer your questions.

Arrival to Appointment

When you arrive please call the office to let us know you are here and wait in your car for one of us to come and get you.  Anyone entering the building must wear some kind of face covering.  If you need one please ask.  We will have you use hand sanitizer or if you prefer you can wash your hands when you enter and your temperature will also be taken.

Infection Control

In addition to the sterilization and disinfection procedures we have always followed, an additional tier of protection has been added for the safety of our staff and patients.

  • Sneeze shields in reception area
  • Hepa filtering air purifiers in each patient operatory
  • Limited aerosol producing procedures (no ultrasonic or prophy jet as recommended by CDC)
  • N95 masks
  • Face shields
  • Surgical gowns changed between patients when aerosols are produced (fillings and crowns)
  • Rubber Dam 
  • High speed  evacuation
  • 15 minute wait time before disinfecting room once the patient has left to allow aerosols/ droplets to settle
  • Frequent disinfection of high touch areas and bathrooms

Social Distancing

  • We are asking that only the person with an appointment come in unless someone needs assistance or a child needs a parent.
  • Operatory doors closed while patient is receiving treatment and during disinfection
  • Patient will be escorted in and out of building
  • Waiting room closed until further notice

Screening Questions

You will be asked the following questions a total of three time, when scheduling, confirming and when you arrive to your appointment. If symptoms occur during or between those times listed above, we kindly ask you to call the office (920)231-8120 to reschedule your dental appointment.

  • Have you had, or been tested for the Coronavirus? If yes, please explain.
  • Have you had a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, or any other flu like symptoms in the last two weeks? If yes, have you contacted your physician?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has been sick in the past two weeks? If yes, we would like to reschedule you.

Common Symptoms To Be Aware Of

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Employees

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Clinicians wear proper P.P.E. at all times
  • Temperature is taken at arrival
  • Staff is asked to contact their healthcare provider if they experience any of the common symptoms or think they may have been exposed to COVID-19
    • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared