At Sakonnet Dental, your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we follow usual universal precautions in our operatories and office. Additionally, every half hour to an hour we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant.
Please note that Sakonnet Dental is following the strong recommendations of the RI Department of Health and the American Dental Association and will be closed for routine dental care until at least Monday April 6th, at which time it will be reevaluated. We will reopen as soon as we are given the go ahead. Protecting our patients and staff during this difficult time is our top priority. Severe emergencies will be handled on a case by case basis. Other emergencies of a lesser nature will be given priority during the first few days when we reopen. We will post reopening day on this website as soon as we are notified as well as any office changes which will be required.
For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of Covid-19, we will be asking you the following questions.
1. Have you been in close contact ( less than 6 feet for a prolonged period of time ) with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19?
2. Have you traveled over the last 14 days ?
3. Do you currently feel sick, have a fever over 100.4 , a cough, or shortness of breath?
4. Have you been told to quarantine yourself by a public health authority?
If you answer yes, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment.
- We would also recommend rescheduling your appointment if you are currently experiencing:
- a cold or the flu
- fever or nausea
- severe headaches or body aches
- muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
- vomiting or diarrhea
- active tuberculosis (TB)
- mumps, measles, chickenpox
- other contagious disease
- Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.
If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted. Thank you for your patronage.