As we navigate through the uncertainty of this pandemic, we are all trying to determine the safest way to move forward, and dentistry is no exception. At Buhite & Buhite, as a response to the initial onset of the COVID-19 virus in the Rochester area and government mandates, we closed the office in March, allowing only for emergency services.
As restrictions start to lift in Rochester, we are planning to open the office on June 1 for all dental procedures. However, when we open, in the interest of maintaining safety, things will look quite a bit different than they did back in February.
At Buhite & Buhite, we traditionally have had very high levels of OSHA, CDC and ADA disinfection compliance in place, but will be taking additional precautions as we re-open. These precautions will be taken to protect both our patients and staff and include, but are not limited to, the following.
- We ask that patients come alone unless another adult is needed for assistance.
- We ask that patients come to the reception room door where a staff greeter will take a touchless temperature and direct your admission
- We ask that you wear a mask
In addition, for the first time, we will be offering online digital consultations through Zoom when convenient for our patients. This will allow us to assess patients to determine if an office visit is necessary.
Dental health is an important component of overall health and it’s important that during this time, you do not neglect taking care of your teeth. Be sure to maintain daily brushing and flossing. If you have missed a regular dental check-up during this time, be sure to contact your provider and make an appointment.