May 1, 2020

Dear Patients,

We would like to inform you that our office will be open for regular dental care starting this Monday, May 4th. We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We will ask you to call the office when in the parking lot, before coming into the building.
  • We will ask you to wash your hands with soap and water when you first come into the office. There is also hand sanitizer in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We have face masks and gloves available to you.
  • We will be taking your temperature at check in.
  • Patients will be checked in and walked right to the treating rooms.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, or our delicious coffee.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We ask that you limit extra companions to only essential people.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 941-951-7711 or visit our website at drruthrojas.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rojas and Team