Please Read: Update Regarding COVID-19
TigerTown Family Dentistry
Stephanie Simmons, DMD
2542 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL 36801
Auburn • Opelika
334.737.6261

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM TIGERTOWN FAMILY DENTISTRY

Dear Tigertown Family Dentistry Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about some of the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies' recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Prior to your appointment, we ask that you take a look at these COVID-19 screening questions. You'll be asked these same questions again when you arrive at our office.

    1. Do you/they have fever or have you/they felt hot or feverish recently (14-21 days)?
    2. Are you/they having shortness of breath or other difficulties breathing?
    3. Do you/they have a cough?
    4. Any other flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset, headache or fatigue?
    5. Have you/they experienced recent loss of taste or smell?
    6. Are you/they in contact with any confirmed COVID-19 positive patients?
      Patients who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should consider postponing elective treatment.
    7. Is your/their age over 60?
    8. Do you/they have heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes or any auto-immune disorders?
    9. Have you/they traveled in the past 14 days to any regions affected by COVID-19?
      (as relevant to your location)
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. If you have a personal face covering (mask or scarf), we ask that you wear it when you enter our office.
  • We will ask that you stay in your car as an alternative to waiting in our reception area. Please call or text our front desk staff at 334-737-6261 when you arrive, and a staff member will meet you outside our office to review the COVID-19 screening questions and to record your temperature.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as providing adequate time to thoroughly sterilize your treatment room.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at office number 334-737-6261 or complete our appointment form.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends beginning on Monday, May 4th.

Sincerely,
Dr. Simmons, Dr. Reynolds and the entire Tigertown Dentistry Staff


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