Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Avon Lake Family Dental Care

 

My dear patients and friends,

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, its 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 or exceeds 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 will 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 will ask you to wash your hands and use a mouth rinse when you enter the office. You will also find some hand sanitizer 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, childrens 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 youre 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. To make an appointment, please call our office at (440) 933-4486 or visit our website at www.avonlakedentistry.com.  

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kuemerle and Team

JUNE 2021 Covid Update

Per the American Dental Association and CDC, masks must still be worn in a health care setting.

  • Our team and all our patients are required to wear a mask in the office and reception area.
  • Call us when you arrive, so we know you are here.
  • Our reception area will be open but has limited seating. Instructions to come in will be shared when you call in upon arrival.
  • Daily screenings will continue verbally for patients and visitors.

We have always provided a safe and clean environment.

Our extensive sterilization practices, air purifiers running continuously, and vigorous sanitizing measures will all continue to take place throughout the office.

Dental care is extremely important to our overall health. We want you to feel confident and comfortable keeping up to date with your dental cleanings and needed procedures. You are safe in our hands!

Thank you for your continued cooperation,
Dr. Glenn Kuemerle and Team