Kevin M. Patterson, DDS, MD | M. Juliana DiPasquale, DMD

COVID-19 FAQ

Beginning Monday, May 11th, we are open to treat all patients. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that will help you prepare for your upcoming appointment at Denver Metro OMS.

Are you currently seeing patients?

Yes! Per Governor Polis’s “Safer at Home” mandate and the recent PHO orders, all elective procedures may be resumed in dental offices in Colorado as of 5/8/2020 provided each office is in compliance with the latest guidelines from the CDPHE, DORA and the CDC. We are in full compliance with all the guidelines and have added additional safety measures in our office.

Is it safe to visit your office at this time?

YES! at Denver Metro OMS we consistently review our Infection Control Protocols to ensure they meet and exceed the recommendations by the CDC and ADA.  Dr. Patterson is currently on the Colorado COVID emergency dental task force reviewing all these guidelines and has presented webinars and participated in town hall meetings to help provide guidance to the dental healthcare providers in Colorado.

Additionally, we have recently made these changes

  • All team members will continue to practice social distancing along with regular self-monitoring for any COVID symptoms or exposure to individuals who are COVID +.Our office will ask you screening questions on the phone, via a survey and again in person when you arrive for your visit. This includes temperature taking of all people entering the suite.We have several hand sanitizers placed throughout the suite that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • We ask that only patients enter the building. (A guardian is allowed for minors, handicapped, and elderly patients.) Also, everyone entering the suite is required to wear a face covering except when the procedure is being performed.
  • If a you arrive early you will be asked to wait in your car to minimize the number of people in the reception area.
  • Online patient registration and health history forms are strongly encouraged prior to your first visit. If you are unable to complete this online, please contact our office.
  • Plexiglas barriers have been installed at our check-in/check-out areas.
  • We are practicing high frequency cleaning of all doorknobs, pens, and countertops in the reception areas.
  • All team members have been instructed to wear a mask at all times. N95 or KN95 masks and face shields are used by each doctor and chairside assistant for surgical procedures.
  • Patients are asked to sanitize their hands and use an antiseptic mouth rinse prior to treatment.
  • All treatment areas are separated by closed doors.
  • We have Air Purification systems in all of the surgery rooms as well as in the waiting room.
  • Patients are asked to sanitize their hands and use an antiseptic mouth rinse prior to treatment.
  • We only have one doctor and 1/2 of the staff working at a time to decrease the volume of people in the office
  • In addition to this we have modified our schedule to ensure that each surgery room is completely sterilized, sanitized  and air purified for three hours before the next patient arrives.