Response to COVID-19
We hope this announcement finds you and your family in good health. This last year has been a lot to handle and withstand, 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 office’s commitment to your safety. We are happy to provide to our patients, with out staff's consent, that all of our clinical staff are fully vaccinated. We have not had one case of COVID-19 among our staff nor have we been informed of any contact tracing. It has not been easy but we are proud of the consistent and stringent efforts we have put forth and maintained to ensure our staff and patients were and are protected.
Infection control has always been a top priority in our practice. We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and their family members.
We ask that you please be patient and understand that we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs as we know many of you are anxious to get back into our office.
During this time, we have implemented additional safety precautions and protocols to help protect our patients and staff.
***We will postpone treatment for any patient who has experienced or been in contact with someone who has experienced the following within 14 days of the scheduled appointment date: fever, cough, loss of taste and/or smell, flu-like symptoms, GI upset, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and fatigue or a positive COVID-19 test result. International travel due to variants of the virus and different protocols put individuals at a high risk for contracting COVID-19. Some people remain asymptomatic despite being carriers so we are doing our best to prevent the spread of the virus with these questions.
*** Upon arrival at our office, call us before entering the office to let us know you have arrived. Our waiting room will no longer be utilized or offer magazines since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter. We will confirm no fever with a contactless thermometer upon your arrival. Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry. THIS WILL BE DONE REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS!!! Our office is a unique environment and due to our clinicians being in your mouth and creating aerosols, we have to follow more strict procedures compared to the average facility. We ask that our patients enter the office unaccompanied, if possible. Again, please call our office as we will handle this request on a case-by-case basis.
*** Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure for airborne pathogens. Medical-grade high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) air purifiers have been installed in the office to help improve the air quality in the area for all patients, family members, and staff. Dr. Krupa has invested in hypochlorous acid foggers for use in each operatory after treatment. Our doctor and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Edward C. Krupa, D.M.D. & Staff
Have any questions or concerns? Send us a message or call us!
138 N. Main st, nazareth, PA 18064, us
Monday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-5:30 pm