New Safety Measures
We hope this message finds you and your family in good health! The corona virus has changed our world. The one thing that remains the same is our commitment to excellence and your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We follow strict processes recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), CDC and OSHA have consistently made the care you receive at Dr Katherine McGrath’s both safe and comfortable. We update our procedures as we receive new recommendations from these agencies.
Our office will be opening with some changes:
* When we confirm your appointment, by text message, email or phone please be aware of any symptoms, such as an elevated temperature or dry cough. If you need to cancel, please provide us with 48 hour notice.
This allows us to fill your time slot with another patient.
*We will be working with the concept of a “Virtual Waiting Room”. Please call 703-978-6556 from your car when you arrive for your appointment. At this time we will let you know if we are ready to have you to come in.
We ask that only the patient come into the office. Family members will be asked to stay in their cars.
*Upon entering the office please apply the hand sanitizer provided for you. We will take your temperature and ask you to complete a short questionnaire.
* Recall and follow-up appointments will be made to allow social distancing between staff and the patients. This will allow us to reduce waiting time for you as well as to reduce the number of patients in the office at any one time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these ever changing times.
Katherine McGrath, DDS, PC
Learn more about our advanced safety protocols!
ADVANCED STAFF TRAINING – Each member of our team has completed additional awareness and prevention programs to enhance their knowledge and preparedness.
DAILY HEALTH CHECKS OF OUR TEAM – No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
ANTIMICROBIAL RINSE – In addition to brushing and flossing before your visit, we will provide an antibacterial solution to rinse in your mouth for 60 seconds and reduce bacteria.
SEQUENCED PATIENT SCHEDULING – Plain and simple, we are not seeing as many patients. We are allocating more time between visits for coming, going and cleaning.
HOSPITAL-GRADE HAND SANITIZING STATION – Every patient will be asked to thoroughly disinfect their hands before entering the clinical area of our practice. And again after their procedure.
CLEANING AFTER EVERY APPOINTMENT – We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.
DEEP CLEANING EVERY EVENING – Along with cleaning and sanitizing during the day, we take things to another level at night with a thorough top-to-bottom scrub down.
N95 & ASTM LEVEL 3 MASKS – The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dentists, hygienists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
FRONT DESK MASKS – Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
FACE SHIELDS – Two masks are not enough. Our clinical team will also protect you and themselves through the use of FDA Approved PET face shields.
HEPA AIR FILTRATION – Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our HVAC system along with stand-alone air cleaners in each operatory.