Welcome to Our Practice

An important update for our patients

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 slowly returning to some semblance of normal. We have been open since Monday, June 1. We have implemented numerous modifications to our office with our ongoing and complete commitment to safety

Our standard of care has always included complete disinfection of treatment rooms after every patient, and this practice will continue to be followed. Also unchanged will be the heat sterilization of all instruments after each use. We want you to know that our office conforms to infection control standards set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

What you can expect before and during your appointment with The Whole Tooth. 

Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at our office. We will also do a temperature check on all patients entering our office.

We ask that patients avoid bringing companions with them to the appointment to help reduce the number of people in the reception area. If someone needs to drive you to the office, please ask them to wait in their car while you come in for your appointment.

We will require all patients entering the office to wear a mask until asked to remove it for treatment. 

We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. It will also be available throughout the office for you to use as needed

Our reception area has been rearranged and segmented to aid in social distancing. We also have an additional waiting room available, if needed. Clear acrylic barriers are in place between the reception desk and patient waiting area. All touchable surfaces will be regularly disinfected between patients.

We have installed HEPA air purifiers with UV systems in all of our treatment rooms and our reception area. These devices are recommended by the IDPH and CDC and have been shown to help remove aerosols and eliminate pathogens in the air.

We will be screening all staff with a questionaire and temperature checks every day upon entering the office. Staff will be wearing surgical masks in the office at all times, even when not engaged in patient treatment.

We have elevated the level of personal protective equipment for clinical staff. You will notice that we will be wearing face shields and respirator masks with filters for most procedures.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us by phone (773-327-1818) or email ([email protected]).

Thank you for being a patient of The Whole Tooth. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back all of our patients, neighbors, and friends

 

Sincerely,

Dorothy G. Rewinski,  DDS
The Whole Tooth Family Dentistry