Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Dear patients and members of our community,
Sexton Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery would like to update you about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on our practice. Starting on 5/6/20, we will be seeing all patients for both elective and non-elective treatment. We would like our patients to know about some of our safety policies in light of the current events. First and foremost, as healthcare providers and the fact that we are a surgery center, Sexton Oral Surgery has always followed the infection prevention and control guidelines as directed by the highest standards of OSHA and the CDC. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves have always been a standard practice here. All equipment is sterilized after each patient encounter and sterilization equipment is monitored daily. All consultation and surgical rooms are disinfected after each patient encounter. In addition, all high touch surfaces at our offices, such as doorknobs, phones, and computers, are frequently disinfected.
We have also implemented some new policies to further protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. We ask that when you arrive to our office, that you remain in your car and call us at 901-756-8475. When a private room is available, we will bring you into the office. When you enter, your temperature will be checked, and a screening questionnaire performed. In addition, we ask that you bring only one additional family member with you to your appointment and that he or she waits for you in your vehicle during your appointment. This will help reduce the flow of patients through the office and minimize contact with others. We are only allowing a single patient in the office at one time.
It may be difficult to know whether your symptoms are such that require urgent or emergent care. Please see the following website that has a listing of what should be seen immediately, and what can be postponed. ADA.org – What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Finally, if you or someone in your household is experiencing cough, fever, difficulty breathing, or other flu-like symptoms, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
Please know that the safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Thank you for your understanding,
Drs. Sexton and Weiskopf
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html