Dear patients of Boulder Periodontics,

This is an update to the state of affairs at your periodontal home away from home.  Please read this carefully, as there are going to be some differences that we want you to be aware of before you come into the office.  These changes are to provide safety for you and the doctors and staff.

First of all, please continue to wear your mask when you come to see us.  When you arrive for your appointment the check in station will be outside the main office door.  

At this station, we will take your temperature, have you practice hand hygiene, review and sign our Covid-19 screening form, and either proceed to the waiting room or back to the comfort of your car.  We will send you a text message when we can take you directly to your treatment room.  During this time, all patient appointments are staggered and the overall flow at the office will be reduced by over 50%.

Infection Control Measures

  • Air purification in all treatment rooms via continuous HEPA, UVC filters
  • Air disinfection in all treatment rooms via Hypochlorous acid fogging between patients.  Common areas will be fogged 3 times daily.
  • Personal protective equipment-Face shields, gowns, N95 masks, surgical masks, and bouffants

Intake

Please do as much of the intake documentation before you arrive.  Maya, Misty, and Shawna will guide you through this with pre-appointment telephone communication.  We want you to be familiar with the common screening questions that we will ask you during this particular Covid-19 cycle. This is a screening tool for you to assess any risk you may have, and we will ask you to sign off on these when you arrive to the office.  They are:

  1. Fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating shivering and sweating?
  2. Sore throat?
  3. Dry cough?
  4. Trouble breathing, shortness of breath or severe wheezing?
  5. Fatigue or muscle aches?
  6. Loss of smell?
  7. In the past 14 days, been in close contact with anyone having any of the symptoms listed above or with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19?
    i. If so, what date did you come into close contact with this person?
    ii. If so, does this person live with you?

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions about your safety in our environment.  We feel we have been conscientious students on the state of the art in providing a safe environment for you and our team.  We thank you in advance for your patience with these new protocols.  We look forward to continuing our service to you and insuring the safety for all.


Be safe,
Dr. Giles Horrocks, Dr. Christine Cole, Dr. Brian Lehigh