Our Commitment to Health & Safety

The health and safety of our team and their patients is paramount. Visiting the dentist has always been safe and our supported practices implement Universal Precautions, the same level of infection control as Hospitals and Operating Rooms. 42 North Dental supported providers have a vast network of resources which includes experts in the fields of compliance, regulatory review, and continuing education.

Our team works directly with officials in the states where we operate to closely monitor current operating guidelines. Following state recommendations, and those from the American Dental Association and CDC, 100% of our supported practices are open for patient care. We have implemented extraordinary health and safety protocols for our team, their patients, and the supported practices.

Protocols For Our Team

  • Implementation of state and agency requirements including PPE, signage, occupancy levels, and cleaning.
  • Thorough “Return to Work” safety program including written guides, video companions, and in-person training.
  • Access to a robust supply of PPE for clinical and non-clinical staff to continue to see patients.
  • Mandatory training for effective usage of newly required PPE, including N95 mask fit testing.
  • Daily Health Screening & Temperature Check for staff and patients.
  • Ongoing support to navigate new operational and clinical requirements.
  • Implementation of physical distancing and disinfecting protocols.
  • Ongoing CE classes throughout COVID-19 and beyond to keep skills sharp.

SAFETY FOR PATIENTS

  • Implementation of all state and agency safety requirements
  • Safety and appointment protocol provided before arrival including video and infographic.
  • Health Screening questions prior to, and at the time of, appointment.
  • Temperature check upon arrival.
  • Virtual Waiting Room to reduce the time spent in the practice.
  • Limiting number of people in the practice at any given time.
  • Masks required for all patients and staff.
  • Implementation of physical distancing and disinfecting protocols.
  • Remaining open for emergencies to keep dental patients out of the ER.

The Practices

  • Implementation of all state and agency safety requirements.
  • Clear signage installed on front doors for patients to review before they enter.
  • Plexiglas shields installed at the reception desk for an extra layer of protection.
  • Designated “check-in” and “check-out” station at most locations.
  • Hand Sanitizer easily accessible throughout the practice.
  • Removal of all beverage equipment, magazines, and toys from the waiting areas.
  • Chairs in the waiting area spaced at least 6 feet apart.
  • Surfaces are wiped and disinfected 3 times a day or more including door handles.