Dear Patients and Friends,
Hello again from your team at Premier Dental Group of Wellesley. Although we are slowly returning to normal, we would like to reassure you that we continue to follow strict safety protocols to keep you safe during the pandemic. Although my team is vaccinated (thank you team for letting me share this) and many of you have been vaccinated, it is still recommended by the CDC that we continue to follow strict protocol. There are still many that need to be vaccinated and the number of cases is still way to high to let our guard down. The variants have added to our challenge.
On the inside, I continue to ask my team to be screened including taking their temperature and they are asked to stay home if they are not feeling well. In addition, we continue to wear appropriate PPE and social distance. We have not removed any barriers in the reception area or in our break room. We are careful not to schedule too many patients at once. And in our morning huddles, we review the current state of the virus. On the inside, we haven't changed (except Dr. Thiel has added some new pieces of his art....come see!).
On the flip side, we need to continue to ask our patients to follow protocol. We are still sending you the Covid screening questions and some other forms in the patient portal. It is important that these are filled out prior to your appointments; and we are still taking your temperature when you arrive. Many of you are vaccinated, but we still need to ask the questions. Many of you have multiple appointments and we still need to ask the questions with each visit. Yes, such a necessary annoyance. We appreciate your patience with this.
We have seen a little ease in the restrictions. Yay! The CDC has updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people. People who are not fully vaccinated should still quarantine for 7 days after travel or 10 days without a test. This has helped many patients with their appointment scheduling.
To end, I would like to thank those who have come in to take care of their oral health and have done so safely. And to those who have not been in, we miss you and know you will be in soon.
Dr. Tina Wang and your team at Premier Dental Group of Wellesley