Coronavirus Update

March 9, 2022

Dear McKenna Orthodontics Patients,

The following is a summary of our revised office plans to help continue your care and keep us all as safe as possible.

We want to update you on our office and the steps we are taking to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and team healthy.

As many of you may be aware, we now offer Teledentistry services by way of virtual consultations and visits through our HIPAA compliant zoom platform. If you would like to participate please let us know! This is a great way for us to offer a variety of virtual appointments such as initial and recall consultations, aligner progress reviews, retainer checks,review elastic wear, monitor growth and tooth eruption in younger patients, and assess appliance breakage all from the convenience of your home without driving to the office.

Infection control has always been a top priority for us and we will continue to follow the rigorous standards of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the American Dental Association (ADA). We are monitoring the wealth of information from these agencies regularly to ensure that we are as up to date as possible to ensure your safety and well being and that of our staff.

Before You Arrive

  • Please brush your teeth at home
  • You must wear a mask to come into the office.
  • Upon your arrival, we will ask you a question," Have you had any symptoms of, tested positive, or been exposed to anyone who tested positive for Covid 19 in the past 14 days?"

Visits

  • Per state mandate, all visits must be by appointment only, no walk-ins will be allowed
  • We ask that you remain in your car and text or call us when you arrive. We will respond when it’s time for you to come in. A parent or caregiver may accompany a patient and should be present if you are here for a consultation appointment. Any family member that accompanies the patient must also wear a mask to come into the office.
  • If you are late for your appointment, we will need to reschedule.
  • After your visit we will schedule your next appointment and give a reminder slip to the patient. Please contact us if you need to reschedule.

Our office will be frequently cleaned and disinfected during the working day under our enhanced and extensive cleaning schedule that uses environmentally responsible cleaning supplies.

We are so grateful for every one of our patients. We are all one large family and this is why we are taking your safety very seriously with these changes. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

We will do our best to provide you with the highest levels of service and keep you on track towards creating your fantastic smile. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We truly appreciate your confidence and trust in us and are looking forward to seeing you.

Dr. Paul, Dr. Michael, and our fantastic Team