July 17, 2020
Happy July from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry. We reopened on June 1 and our new safety implementations are going great! Today, we wanted to share a few updates with you.
Since reopening, we have followed, and continue to follow, all mandates and guidelines from the CT Health Department and the CDC. On top of our already stringent protocols, we have put some new procedures and cleaning protocols in place to ensure optimal cleanliness throughout our office. As team members arrive each morning, they have their temperatures taken and wear varying levels of PPE depending on their role. To see how Dr. Azadpur looks in her new gear, check out the cute video on our Facebook page!
An important reminder regarding appointments: All appointments made prior to the shutdown (March 17) are being rescheduled. We ask that you DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE UNLESS YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH ONE OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS DIRECTLY! We have had to reschedule ALL appointments for the foreseeable future to allow for additional cleaning time in between patients. Call the office at 860-658-7548, and one of our very helpful team members will be happy to book your appointment. All forms are now online, so you will need to visit our website at https://www.simsburychildrensdentistry.com/ and create an account access request if you haven’t already done so. This will allow you to submit the COVID-19 screening form and Health History updates electronically, thus avoiding the check-in tablet altogether.
Two days prior to all scheduled appointments, the COVID-19 and Health History forms will be accessible on our website. Please submit them at that time. Just a friendly reminder; call our office once you arrive. Upon entry, all patients and family members will have their temperatures taken and will be required to wear a mask. If you don’t have one, we will provide you with one.
We thank everyone for complying with our new health and safety implementations! When we all comply with safety measures, it protects not only yourself but those around you. It is one of the reasons Connecticut has greatly reduced the spread of COVID-19. It demonstrates to others that you care about their health and safety as well as your own.
We sure do miss hugging our little patients. We miss taking new patients and their families on a tour of our office. We miss the toys and magazines in the reception area, not to mention the coffee station! It can be difficult to stay positive when there is so much of our normal office routine we miss. Knowing we are contributing to the health and well being of our community helps us to stay positive. Watching the number of COVID-19 cases decrease each day also helps us to keep looking toward the future when things might hopefully go back to a semblance of normal.
While we have temporarily suspended our quarterly raffles until we can safely resume them, we are still running our Review and Referral programs. All referrals and reviews are greatly appreciated and we will collect those names to be entered into the next drawing, once we start it back up.
During our shutdown, we celebrated several birthdays, mostly in May. Emily, one of our Front Desk team members, celebrated her one year anniversary with our office. Also, we welcomed Alison, our new hygienist, who is already a big hit with our patients. We are so happy to have you on our team, Alison!
We are very happy to be back open and seeing our patients and their families again. We missed them very much! We hope everyone stays safe and healthy and enjoys the warm summer months.