At Smiles by Myles Your Reston Dentist, the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are excited to be able to see you smile, and we have put in place advanced protocols to make your visit safe. Please see below for a quick introduction to these steps, and do not hesitate to give us a call with any questions or concerns.
Each member of our team is updated on awareness and prevention to enhance their knowledge and preparedness for your safety and protection.
Steps We’re Taking to Make Every Visit Safe
No Patient Gloves Allowed: Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient: A health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office. A temperature over 100° F is deemed a fever and will result in rescheduling.
Hospital-Grade Hand Sanitizing Station: Every patient will be asked to thoroughly disinfect their hands upon entering our office.
Physical Distancing in Place: Fewer chairs in our reception area with proper spacing make 6′ spacing a practical reality. Upon checking out if another patient is in the reception area, you will be privately escorted out the back.
N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks: The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
Front Desk Masks: Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
Cleaning After Every Appointment: Meticulous sanitizing and sterilization of any and all equipment and instruments touched – even above normal protocol.
Face Shields: When necessary, our clinical team will also protect you and yourself through the use of FDA Approved face shields.
Disposable, Protective Coats & Hats: When appropriate, our team will utilize another layer of protection to minimize the spread or absorption of airborne particles.
Patient Scheduling: We are thinning the schedule out to limit the patients interacting with each other.
Daily Health Checks of Our Team: No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing, and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
No Handshakes or Hugs: We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are “back to normal”.
No Office Tours: We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing practice. These tours will have to wait for your next visit.
Advanced Chairside Suction: We will utilize specialized high-speed evacuation to minimize aerosol contamination and improve air quality.
Anti-Microbial Rinse: In addition to brushing and flossing before your visit, we will provide an Oracare solution to rinse in your mouth for 60 seconds and reduce bacteria.
Expanded Patient Appointments: In an effort to save you time and multiple exposures, we are offering extended appointments. This allows us to do more dentistry in a single visit.
Installed Clear Barriers: Hard plastic guards have been placed strategically throughout the practice – and are cleaned regularly – to help block the movement of airborne particles.