The COVID-19 virus is here, and we are all adjusting to the changes in our everyday lives; schools are shut down, events cancelled, and grocery stores ran out of toilet paper! Here at Yelm Prairie Dental we are open and taking care of our patients. In the dental profession, we are held to a very high standard for universal precautions. We wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and eyewear during every appointment. We have hand washing stations and hand sanitizing solution that is used between every appointment. Our instruments are required to undergo sterilization in an autoclave that is tested weekly for its effectiveness and our rooms are thoroughly wiped down between every appointment with a special solution approved by the health department. Just like you, every evening we go home to our families. It is important for us to keep them safe – this is done first by keeping ourselves safe. As is typical for us, we have asked that our employees stay home when they feel sick. We also encourage this of our patients; if you feel sick, are at risk or have someone in your household that is sick, please call and reschedule your appointment.
It is our desire to treat our patients in the same way that we always have; with the care and compassion that you are a part of our family. Your health and well-being are of vital importance to us as we strive to deliver the highest quality of care possible. We are maintaining close contact with the Department of Health for updates and to continue our part in keeping everyone protected. If you choose to come in, we welcome you! As all things do, this too shall pass. Until then, we see this as an opportunity to grow together as a community. Let’s be the change we want to see in the world by helping each other stay safe and healthy.
These statements are consistent with the current recommendations of both the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your future appointments, please do not hesitate to give us a call. This is still a very fluid situation that seems to be changing daily, so we will be sure to keep you updated if anything changes at our office, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Matthew & Kris Lesh
Rebekah Jordan, Manager
Debbie Flores, RDH
Kristin Bronson, RDA
Samantha Devies, RDA