Dear Patient Community:
Our top priority continues to be the comfort, safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and loved ones. Based on the updated guidelines provided by the Rhode Island Department of Public Health and the American Dental Association (ada.org) we are moving forward with scheduling hygiene and patient needs. Further delay of your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments and/or treatment that you were unable to schedule due to public health recommendations due to COVID19 can turn into more severe issues if not taken care of in a timely fashion.
Our office has always followed infection control recommendations by the ADA, CDC and OSHA and we are up to date on the current guidelines from these agencies to provide the necessary precautions for you, our valued patients, and our staff.
There are some changes to our normal protocols for confirming appointments and screening at the time of your appointment. Social distancing guidelines will require that you contact us from your car when you arrive so we can monitor the treatment room to have only 1-2 people in it at a time. Only necessary guardians or caregivers will be allowed in the office with the patient. Anyone else accompanying a patient will be asked to wait in their car and we can call or text them when the appointment is done if needed.
Please enjoy our classic rock waiting room music in your car on 100.5 FM
As we continue to update our messaging systems through text and email, we will call you to confirm your appointment by phone or text. Due to a backlog of patient appointments, requests and needs, all appointments must be confirmed 48 hours (2 business days) prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to be held (Monday appointments will need to be confirmed by Thursday at 3:00pm). We will resume our regular 24-hour cancellation policy once we are able to get through our backlog of patient needs.
We wish you and your families good health and a return to a healthy social and work environment as our state continues the process of safely opening our communities. We will continue to update you with any further office changes through various forms of electronic contact as needed. You can go to our website musicisthedifferencepjmcguirkdds.com or follow us on Facebook for up to date information.
In Good Health,
Dr. Patrick McGuirk