Response to COVID-19
We hope this announcement 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 office’s commitment to your safety.
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.
***Upon scheduling an appointment, a COVID-19 questionnaire will be provided to you. This questionnaire must be completed the day of your appointment. 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, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and fatigue or a positive COVID-19 test result. Travel by air, bus, train, cruise or other forms of public transportation also put individuals at a high risk for contracting COVID-19 along with any travel to states listed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Travel Advisory. Some people remain asymptomatic despite being carriers so we are doing our best to prevent the spread of the virus with these questions. If you are over the age of 65 or have preexisting health conditions (as recommended by CDC) such as diabetes, chronic lung disease or asthma, serious heart conditions, are immunocompromised, or chronic kidney or liver disease, we want to ensure you are aware that you are at an increased risk for contracting COVID-19 with potential of severe symptoms and possibly death. If you fall into this category but need to accompany a child or family member for a visit, please call our office as we will handle this request on a case-by-case basis.
*** We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patient appointments. Please take your temperature the morning of your appointment. 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, children’s toys, and so forth, 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. 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. We will have each patient fill out acknowledgement, disclosure, and consent records in regards to treatment during this unprecedented time.
*** 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
Please adhere to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Travel Advisory
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