To Go Or Not To Go- The Biggest Question of 2020

If you have been delaying your child’s routine dental or orthodontic check-up, we encourage you to bring them in. Our office has established guidelines and precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy while in our care. Preventative care, such as regular dental check-ups, allow us to catch early signs of cavities or infection. This is important not only to your child’s oral health, but their overall health and well-being. Routine orthodontic check ups allow us to see the progress of your child’s orthodontic treatment. We can then make adjustments as needed to keep their care plan on track. And to those who may be putting off bringing their child in for an initial orthodontic consultation; we are pleased to offer a complimentary appointment to review the best treatment plan for your child.

Our offices continue to adhere to the guidelines and recommendations provided by The American Dental Association and Virginia Dental Association. These include, but are not limited to the following:

Screening every patient, team member, and visitor who enters the office. 

You will be asked a series of questions as well as have your temperature checked prior to entering the office. We kindly ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for these added safety measures. 

For our Pediatric Dentistry patients: Please remain inside your vehicle when you arrive for your appointment and call us to let us know you’ve arrived. An RPDO team member will meet you at your vehicle to begin the check in process. 

For our Orthodontic patients: Please proceed to our screening station at the front door when you arrive for your appointment. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to have a parent/guardian present for check-in.

Masks and Facial Coverings. 

Per local government regulation and guidelines, we ask that all patients and family members who enter the office wear a mask or facial covering.

Socially Distant Office. 

Pediatric Dentistry patients: One parent/guardian is welcome to accompany their child inside to their appointment and must remain with their child for the duration for their appointment. 

Orthodontic patients: Parent/guardians are welcome inside the waiting area while your child is in their appointment or you’re welcome to go back out to your vehicle. For the safety of our staff and other patients, no family members will be permitted inside the orthodontic clinic at this time.

Enforcing and updating our disinfection protocols for treatment areas and instruments. 

Your treatment area will be cleaned thoroughly prior to your arrival.  Our staff is also sanitizing high trafficked areas in the office routinely throughout the day.  

Enhancing our PPE.

You’ll see some of our staff in gowns, masks, head coverings, and face shields, while our front desk staff is equipped with masks and plexiglass shields.

If you have dental insurance and have missed a previous appointment due to COVID-19, now is a great time to utilize those benefits before the end of the year. We encourage you to call our office at 804-741-2226 (Pediatric Dentistry) or 804-740-7281 (Orthodontics) and schedule your child’s dental or orthodontic check-up today.

Thank you again for your support and kindness during these unusual times. We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces again very soon!