We’re Back, and Ready to Serve You
We are excited to welcome our patients back to Appletree Dental for Kids! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. We are following infection prevention and control guidelines in accordance with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) so that your child can receive safe and comfortable care.
While we continue to prioritize emergencies and urgent needs at this time, we encourage you to utilize our teledentistry option to consult with our Dentist virtually (click here for more details).
Taking Steps to Keep You Safe:
While we are excited to see our patients again, you may notice some differences in the office and the way we practice. Our first priority is the health of our patients, staff, and doctors, so there are some new steps to follow to keep everyone safe.
- You will be screened before coming into the office. Please let us know if:
- you have come in close contact with anyone with acute respiratory illness or travelled outside of Ontario in the last 14 days
- you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- you have any of the following symptoms: fever, new onset cough, worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell, chills, headaches, unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscles aches, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis), runny nose/nasal congestion without other known cause
- Patients will wait outside the office and will call to be let in, to minimize the number of people in the office at one time.
- Hand sanitizer is available and should be used when entering and exiting the office, and at any other appropriate time.
- Please wear a mask into the office and keep it on until instructed to remove it. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one
- Plexiglass barriers have been installed to provide physical separation
- Our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE. This could include masks, eye protection, visors, gowns, and gloves.
- Our normal infection control procedures, that meet and exceed the requirements of Public Health, continue to be in place.
If you have questions please do not hesitate to direct them to one of our staff members or doctors, and we will be happy to address them for you.