COVID-19 & Pennino Family Dentistry: Keeping Our Patients, Team, And Community Safe
At Pennino Family Dentistry, our first and foremost goal is to help you and your family achieve optimal oral and overall health in a safe and comfortable environment.
For everyone these days, staying healthy is a top priority – and for many, a visit to the dentist may be far from your mind. Let us assure you of two things: dentistry is an essential health service, and the dentist’s office is one of the safest places for you to visit – after all, our goal is to keep our patients healthy and we have always followed strict mandates and recommendations of our governing bodies (CDC, OSHA, the Illinois Dental Society, and the American Dental Association).
A dental practice has become one of the most-sterile atmospheres you can be in, second only to a hospital operating room.
To help you get the critical professional oral care you need and want, here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe.
We use Surgically Clean AirTM and Rabbit Air Units
In an effort to keep everyone safe, we have installed brand-new air purifiers throughout the office at Pennino Family Dentistry.
Surgically Clean Air™ takes air filtration to a whole new level. Instead of just filtering pollutants, this system destroys them! In less than 2 minutes, the purifiers clean and sterilize an entire treatment room. Creating an environment where you and our team are breathing fresh, clean, energizing air. This not only protects you from viruses that cause respiratory illnesses, but also results in more productivity and a safer, healthier environment. By sterilizing particulate, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), bio-aerosols, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, this air purification system helps us keep Pennino Family Dentistry, you, your family, our team, and our community more protected.
Our practice is open and here to help you stay healthy. As dentists in Barrington, we continue to use our training as experts in infection prevention and control to keep your dental visits safe.
We are open to provide non-essential, elective, emergency, and urgent care. Why is this so important? Because gum disease makes it much harder to fight other infections, like COVID-19. Study after study confirms – your oral health is critical for your overall health through the mouth/body connection.
At Pennino Family Dentistry, we have been safely treating patients throughout the pandemic and we don't want you to delay your regular visits or important care. We always follow the strictest sterilization protocols and take every necessary precaution for our patients, team, and community's safety and health.
To read more about what we are doing today and every day to keep you, your family, and our community safe, visit our COVID-19 resource page.
Please call to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you have.
The Day Before Your Appointment
Our front desk team will text or email a COVID health questionnaire for you to complete and submit before your appointment. If you do not use text or email, our team will call you one day prior to go over the questionnaire with you personally before your visit.
Arriving For Your Appointment
If you have a mask, please put it on before entering the building. Upon entry, you will be greeted by our friendly front desk team who will provide you with a mask (if you don’t have one). Hand sanitizer is located throughout the office. Your dental hygienist or assistant will be with you soon to welcome you!
After Your Visit
Your hygienist or assistant will walk you to the front to complete your visit with our friendly team. We do ask that you wear your mask after your appointment and throughout your check our process. Enjoy the rest of your day and keep smiling! Thank you for understanding and especially your trust in, and loyalty to our team. If you have any concerns about attending our practice, please ask! One of our team members will be happy to speak with you and answer all your concerns."