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.
The Day Before Your Appointment
When our front desk team calls you to confirm your appointment, they will also review our current safety protocols with you. We will text or email a health questionnaire that you can complete and submit to us before your appointment.
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) and hand sanitizer. We will take a no-touch temperature reading and your hygienist or assistant will be with you soon to welcome you!
Entering The Building
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) and some hand sanitizer. We will then take a no-touch temperature reading. Then, please have a seat. Your hygienist or assistant will be with you soon to welcome you!
After Your Visit
Your hygienist or assistant will walk you to the front exit. Before exiting the building, please dispose of your mask if we have provided one for you and sanitize your hands. Enjoy the rest of your day, keep smiling!
Thank you for your 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 questions.