Update for April/22
Even though the Alberta government has lifted most of the Covid 19 restrictions they still recommend masks in health care settings, so thank you for continuing to wear masks when you come to visit us - especially in the clinic area.
Hi! This is Dr. Boutin.....I opened my orthdontic practice in 1992 and I have always had Infection Prevention Control measures in place and we have been updating them continuously since then because your safety has always been top of mind for us!
Infection prevention measures dentists use are based on the concept of Universal Precautions. Universal Precautions means that we assume that every patient carries germs that may infect us or other patients. Safey is number one for us.
Dental offices are safe places to visit. Dental office Infection Prevention Control standards put in place by dental and public health authorities have proven to be effective over many years during MERS, SARS, H1N1 outbreaks, and even recently at the University Dental Clinic in Wuhan Province in China during this COVID19 crisis.
The most recent advice from Health Authorities is that in addition to US wearing masks, they want our patients and those accompanying them to wear masks when coming and going from dental offices. This is an extension of Universal Precautions - assume that everyone is carrying germs and ask them to wear masks to prevent respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth from getting out all over the place.
So, in summary....
We are really looking forward to seeing all of our patients again and we want you to know that our office is a SAFE PLACE for you!
To keep everyone who visits us safe we will ask that you only come into the office if you can be reasonably sure you are not COVID19 positive, AND WE WILL DO THE SAME!
In our clicnic area we will continue to use the most up to date Provincially Mandated Universal Disinfecting and Sterilizing Precautions IN EVERY CASE so that we continue to keep EVERYONE safe from transmission of any infectious disease.
Provincial authorities want anyone who visit a dental office to wear masks and wash or santize their hands when coming and going from the office. We do it all the time and we just want everyone to join in the mask and hand-sanitizing party!
Or call our office (403) 284-5202 ext 1 and we can explain our procedures over the phone.
Our Office’s Additional COVID Safety Precautions
All office visits are by appointment only.
Please arrive to the office wearing a mask and wear it into the clinical area when one of our dental assistants brings you into the clinic so that Dr. Boutin can see you for your orthodontic treatment.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after you enter and exit offices and stores.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.