It’s official: We’re open! You’ll see some changes when it’s time for your next appointment. Here are some of the steps we’re taking to keep you & our staff safe:
- Our waiting room is closed. Please remain in your car and text 865-850-4702 when you arrive to check in for your appointment.
- Patients and an accompanying adult will have their temperatures checked before entering.
- Only patients with appointments and one adult will come into the office.
- Face coverings are required for all adults. Please bring your own (masks will not be provided).
- Employees have their temperature checked each morning on arrival.
- Additional PPE for clinical staff
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, our Knoxville pediatric dental office is operating under limited hours for dental emergencies only. The safety and health of our patients, our employees, and our community are our top priorities. We will let you know when we are once again able to provide our patients with the quality care and the safe environment that is a hallmark of our practice.
Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville adheres to the strict safety standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We have always been extremely mindful of our patients’ health and safety and will be even more vigilant in the future. Rest assured when we do welcome you back that our office and equipment will be thoroughly disinfected.
Protect Yourself & Others From the Coronavirus
We encourage all of our patients to stay informed and to protect themselves and their families from the coronavirus by following the recommendations from the CDC. For example:
- Practice social distancing. Stay home as much as possible.
- When it is necessary to go out, keep at least six feet away from others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then dispose of it.
- Disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
- Do not share dishes or utensils.
- Get adequate rest and eat a healthy diet.
- Take extra precautions if you are sick to reduce the spread of the disease.
- Even if you feel healthy, be mindful of the health of others. Some people are asymptomatic when they have the disease and can unknowingly spread it to others.
Keep Brushing & Flossing!
We recognize that many of you are experiencing unprecedented upheavals and challenges in your daily lives and routines. Please take good care of your mental health as well as your physical health and your oral health. We encourage everyone to take some time for positive, uplifting activities to help relieve stress.
Coronavirus Emergency Dentist for Kids in Knoxville, TN
Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville thanks you for your loyal patronage and regrets the inconvenience our temporary closure will cause to those with scheduled appointments and plans for smile improvements. Our team looks forward to welcoming you again to our office as soon as this crisis with the coronavirus has passed.
If your child has a dental emergency during the coronavirus pandemic, please call Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville at 865-357-5560 so we can discuss your situation and treatment options.