I am happy to say that the Illinois Department of Public Health has allowed dental offices in Illinois to resume all procedures elective, preventive (cleanings) and emergent and urgent procedures with precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The health and safety of our patients, team, and community is and always has been our number one priority. Scroll down for information about our health & safety protocols.
WE ARE OPEN!
We have now resumed our regular office schedule. You will notice a few changes. We are currently asking our patients to call when they reach our parking lot. When we are ready to see you, we will call back and invite you into the office.
As per the requirement currently in Illinois, facial masks are required to assist in everyone’s protection. Upon entry we ask that you utilize the hand sanitizer before sitting down. There will be a short series of questions we will ask. This is the same series that were responded to when making the appointment regarding recent medical status and travel history. We will be taking a forehead temperature scan and fingertip pulse oximeter measurement before beginning any treatment. If you are sick, please stay home.
We are checking ourselves as well. Each day before staff or Dr. Hasken begins seeing patients, we take temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements. You will also likely notice more personal protective equipment in use (PPE) in the form of KN95 or N95 masks, face shields and gowns or jackets in addition to the gloves and eye protection in use. We have a UV air cleaner in the heating and cooling system in the office to help with air purification. We are paying extra attention to the public space.
The reception area including furniture surfaces, door handles, pens, counters etc. are being wiped down several times per day with disinfectant. There are fewer chairs in the reception area to allow for social distancing. We will minimize the amount of time spent by patients with other patients in the reception area. I also ask that the minimum necessary people come to the appointment. If you have a driver bring you, please ask the driver to remain in his or her vehicle. If a family is coming with back-to-back appointments, we ask that only the parent and child patient come into the office. Once we address any questions or concerns, it would be helpful for the parent to return to the vehicle.
I know these are challenging times. We are moving forward with the utmost concern for patient and staff health. I appreciate the confidence patients have shown in trusting us with dental health care. We will continue to stay abreast of the most current recommendations from the reputable sources such as the CDC, NIOSH and ADA as well as the local entities such as Illinois Department of Public Health and McHenry Health Department. I welcome listening to any concerns you may have.
James A. Hasken, DDS
Contact Us Today!
Our McHenry dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health. If you have any questions about our dental services or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to give us a call at 815-385-0777. Advanced dental equipment, the experience of our Dentist Dr. James A. Hasken, and the skills of our staff have helped us in successfully treating oral problems in our patients from McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, and Holiday Hills.