We appreciate your continued trust and patience with us at Dr. Pastrell’s Office as we’ve followed our State’s directives to remain closed except for emergencies over the last six weeks. We are excited to share that the Nevada State Dental Board, along with Governor Sisolak, lifted certain restrictions for dental care in Nevada, effective Monday, May 4th. This allows us to open our offices to care for our patients for routine dental work. As of now, our hygienists may resume work on Monday, May 18th.
Dr. Pastrell’s Office will continue to follow strict infection control and sterilization guidelines, but as our offices reopen we will be implementing additional safety procedures in order to keep our patients, family members, and our employees as safe as possible and help reduce transmission of COVID-19. To help maintain social distancing and limit unnecessary contact between patients and family members, we will be lightening our schedule to reduce the number of patients in each office at a given time. We are also required by the state board and governing dental bodies to do the following:
- Check temperatures of all patients and family members entering the office
- Have every patient and accompanying family member fill out and sign a COVID-19 questionnaire
- Waiting rooms, restrooms, beverage areas, are now closed at this time
- Ask patients and family members to bring and wear a mask when entering and exiting the building
- Have patients wash their hands in our office before every appointment as well as rinse mouth with hydrogen peroxide for 60 seconds
- Ask that family member remain in their cars unless accompanying patients in need of special assistance
- Increase PPE (personal protection equipment such as masks, face shields, and gowns) worn by all employees along with more advanced infection control procedures
When you arrive for your appointment you will be greeted outside by one of our team members to help fill out the questionnaire, take the patient’s temperature, and escort the patient into the office when your appointment time is ready. We ask that family members remain in the car during the patient’s appointment, with the exception of patients who need special assistance. Please bring and wear a mask while entering and exiting the office. We will have you wash your hands with soap and water and also rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide for 60 seconds in our office.
If you are part of the high risk population (over 65, or have any health concerns such as diabetes, hypertension, COPD), we recommend delaying your dental appointment for one month.
Our scheduling team will be reaching out to help find an appointment that works best for you and allows us to comply with the mandates we are required to follow in order to keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces as soon as possible.