COVID-19 Updates & Procedures

Update 6/10/20

We hope this information finds you and your family in good health and wanted to share some great news. Avenue Dental is happy to announce that we are officially open to serve our community!

As always, our priority is to ensure your safety and that of our office team. We will be following all the latest guidelines from the ADA and CDC and local government office.

In addition to the enhanced cleaning and infection control measures you will also notice our staff will be in full (PPE) personal protective equipment.

We are asking all patients to complete a Covid-19 screening form both prior to and upon arrival for their appointment. Disinfected clean pens are provided to each patient. Lastly, temperature checks are being performed on each patient upon arrival. We have also implemented the use oral rinse an anti-viral and anti-bacterial mouth rinse.

We are excited to see you again. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Adele in our office at 770-888-4444, with any questions prior to your visit.

Sincerely,
M. Budeir, DDS

Update 5/18/20

We are now open for business. Avenue Dental follows all precautions and operating procedures issued by the CDC and ADA to help provide the best denistry services while keeping you safe. Please call us with any questions or concerns.

Update 5/8/20

We Miss our patients! We are getting the office ready by providing our team with the proper training and getting ready to see all your beautiful smiles for when we open our office doors to elective and preventive treatments.

To make sure we are protecting our patients, our team, and our community, the office is going through some minor changes that you will notice during your next smile maintenance visit with us.

To name a few: our reception area will be designed for social distancing with less chairs. We are going to kindly ask that if you have to wait for few minutes for your reservation, to be please be seated in our individual consult room or wait in your car until we are ready to see you in the dental treatment rooms.

We plan to educate all our patients about the prevention of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in relation to dental treatment by checking each person's temperature as they arrive to screen for possible silent or unknown symptoms.

Throughout your dental visit we will kindly ask you to use the Hand Sanitizer provided in our office.

For your protection as well as the protection of our team and community, we ask that you come for your dental reservation alone. If the reservation is for a child, we ask that only one parent or guardian accompany the child.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your reservation time to allow us to answer any questions you may have about our new office guidelines.

Looking forward to your next visit!

Dr. Budeir and the team at Avenue Dental

 

enclosed reception area with protective plexiglass

Plexiglass enclosed reception area


 

To help control the spread of the coronavirus, our office will limit appointments to essential and emergency procedures until further notice. This decision is in accordance with the recommendation released by National and Local Government Health agencies as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) to postpone elective procedures at the present time.

"Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments," the ADA said in a statement.

If you have an upcoming hygiene or non-urgent appointment:

We will be in contact with you soon to reschedule and we will notify you when we are fully prepared to resume business as usual for all our patients.

Our phone lines will remain open for your questions and concerns. If you are experiencing pain or have any dental emergency, please call our office at 770-888-4444 and follow the answering service to leave a message for the doctor on call.

If you did not hear back from us within 30 minutes and you need to talk to Dr. Budeir, he can be reached on direct answering service at 404-406-3557 you may leave a message and he will contact you as soon as possible.

If you are scheduled for urgent dental care:

If you are scheduled for a procedure such as a filling or root canal, your appointment will remain unchanged, but we may also contact you to see if you would like to reschedule and have your treatment completed sooner.

At Avenue Dental, we have always followed standard universal precautions issued by the CDC and ADA to help protect every one of our patients and team members from the many infectious diseases that we are potentially exposed to daily. For your peace of mind, these are the precautions we take EVERY time you sit in one of our patient chairs:

  • We wear single-use gloves and masks while treating patients.
  • We place instruments after each use into an autoclave (a high-pressure steam oven) to kill every known infectious organism, including coronavirus.
  • We wipe down each dental operatory after each patient visit with a medical-grade surface disinfectant that kills all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus.
  • We either wash our hands thoroughly or apply an alcohol-based compound between each patient.

In addition to the above standard measures, we will be exercising a higher standard of infection-control in our waiting areas, including removing all magazines, toys, and other items that are difficult to disinfect. And while we love and value each of our patients, handshakes and hugs may be replaced with an "elbow bump" for the time being.

While we are doing everything in our power to protect you, we also ask for your cooperation in making our office environment a safe one when you visit us. If you have a cough, fever, or chills, please call our office to discuss whether you should reschedule. We will be checking temperatures on all patients as they enter and anyone with a reading over 99.9 degrees may be asked to reschedule at least three weeks later as a precaution. Also, to practice social distancing and minimize the number of people in our waiting room, please show up no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and come alone if possible.

We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the following official health organizations:

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - www.CDC.gov

World Health Organization (WHO) - www.WHO.int

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