Freytag Ortho Covid Update

COVID 19 Updates and Policies

Posted In: COVID 19
Posted On: August 31, 2020

Freytag Patient Family,

At Freytag Orthodontics, we are doing everything we can to make sure our patients and team members stay safe throughout the lingering effects of this pandemic. We are excited to offer you a new, innovative space to begin your orthodontic journey.

Below you will find some of the extra precautions we have taken to keep our office as safe and sanitary for everyone who enters:

  • Temperatures will be taken upon entering the building. Any temperature above 100.3 will be asked to reschedule. Our team members will be under the same restrictions.
  • We will be providing hand sanitizer upon everyone who enters.
  • We ask that only the patient and one guest enter the building.
  • All of our clinical team will be wearing an N95 mask and a disposable mask over the top of that N95 mask. We are in the smile business, and it is unfortunate that we will not be able to show off our smiles to you during this time. This change is one of the tradeoffs for the protection of you and our teams.
  • We will have face shields for many procedures and gowns that we will wear all day.
  • *Please brush your teeth prior to coming to your appointment.* Our designated teeth brushing station will be temporarily closed.
  • The reception area has been designed to facilitate social distancing and will be continuously sanitized throughout the day.
  • **PLEASE be sure to bring and wear a mask to your appointment. Due to the state regulations from the Governor of Arizona, all guests and patients are required to wear a mask or face covering in the office at all times. Patients will need to wear a mask when they go back to the treatment area, remove it when instructed for their appointment and then replace it when exiting the treatment area.**

Many of you will find these procedures comforting, and some may find them to be over-the-top. We want to err on the side of your protection and the protection of our team members. We use the dental drill for many procedures throughout most of your treatment, and that drill does generate an aerosol. This aerosol has to be managed appropriately for everyone’s protection. This reality means some of our team will be pulled away from other procedures to provide help with suction of these aerosols. Please bear with us during your appointment and know that we are doing the best we can to keep everyone safe and running on time!

Dr. Larissa Freytag