COVID-19 Update

YDFC Family, 

Thank you for taking the time to read about our efforts to ensure your safety and that of our YDFC team. Per mandated state rules and recommendations from the CDC, OSHA and our national and local professional academies, the following enhancements have been made to our scheduling, patient protocol and infection control:

AUGMENTED INFECTION CONTROL: 

  • N95 masks, face shields and head coverings for providers 
  • HEPPA filtered rooms
  • Antiviral Foggers
  • Physical Distancing
  • Preoperative patient mouthwash
  • Arrangement of reception area to facilitate social distancing and all magazines and toys removed
  • Plexiglass Sneeze Guards at reception desks

PATIENT VISITS: 

**PLEASE CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAS A CURRENT OR RECENT FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL OR ANY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS ***

Prior to entering the office: 

Please inform the office of any insurance changes when you schedule your appointment. Please try to arrive 10 minutes prior to your designated appointment time. Upon arrival call the office number, which is listed on the sidewalk board, from your car. A team member will meet you at your car with a COVID questionnaire and consent.

To comply with physical distancing we are strongly recommending children of school age (5) and older enter the office without an adult for their appointment. For younger children, or for those with special needs, one adult will be allowed to enter the office with their child, unless other advance arrangements were made with our office. We will be in contact with you regarding your child’s care while you wait in your vehicle. Temperatures will be taken with touch less thermometers for everyone entering the building and no one with a temperature above 100 will be admitted. Face masks must be worn. 

Anyone entering the office will be directed to a hand washing station and the child will rinse with recommended mouthwash prior to their clinical care. 

At the end of the appointment:

When your child’s appointment is complete, a team member will contact you in your car and your child will be escorted back to your vehicle. We will communicate relevant patient care information to you. If you have accompanied your child into the office please check out at the designated front desk area. 

Scheduling:

Please be patient as daily schedules have necessarily been modified to comply as best as able with physical distancing. Patient staggering and family block time appointments are being implemented. As in other public spaces, please try to maintain 6 feet of space while in the office. 

If you need assistance or have specific questions prior to your appointment, please contact our office or email us at: info@youngpedo.com

We look forward to teaming with you to allow us to continue providing the highest quality dental care for your child. 

Dr. Decker, Dr. Howe, Dr. McNear, Dr. Campbell and the YDFC Team