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COVID-19 Updates

We are now open and operating in our new normal procedures described below. We are working to catch up on the back log of appointments that were missed during the COVID 19 closure. We are attempting to keep our future appointments as unaffected as possible. We will be calling to inform you of any changes to the appointments and confirming dates as per usual.

Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions regarding your upcoming appointment or to schedule a new visit.

As always we are pleased to welcome new patients to our family.

Pre-screening

We will continue to pre-screen patients using the latest guidance from the Government of Ontario and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. The initial pre-screening will take place over the phone and you’ll be assessed again when you arrive at the office. We ask that all patients who are feeling sick to please reschedule.

Download Screening Form

Social distancing

We’ve arranged the schedule to reduce wait times. Please make every effort to arrive on time for your appointment. If you encounter another patient or staff member, please do your best to maintain two metres of space between you at all times.

Office disinfection

High touch surfaces throughout the office are wiped down regularly. Magazines and toys have been removed from the waiting room. Our treasure chest of toys that we usually have for children after their appointments has been replaced with a gumball style toy dispenser so that patients can still have something to look forward to after their visit while still minimizing contact with high touch surfaces. Between patients, the consultation room is cleaned and disinfected, and surface barriers are replaced.

Sterilization

All tools are either disposable or thoroughly sterilized between patients. We’re proud to uphold rigorous sterilization procedures at our office.

Air purification

We have medical-grade air purification systems to clean the air in the office. These filtration systems reduce airborne pathogens including viruses and bacteria.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All our dental healthcare professionals wear personal protective equipment to protect themselves and patients.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thank you,
Durham Kids Dentistry