Reopening Updates & Protocols Regarding Dental Offices:

Gary Herbert
(Governor of Utah)

 

CDC
(Center for Disease Control)

 

ADA
(American Dental Association)

 

 

My Orthodontist’s Office Has Reopened. Is It Safe to Go?

AAO
(American Association of Orthodontists)

 

 

To all of our awesome patients,

We are excited to be OPEN!

As you come to see us you will notice some changes, most of which will be temporary. The changes that we are implementing are recommendations of the CDC, Utah State and Wasatch County Health Department, the American Dental Association® and the American Association of Orthodontists.

It is important for you to know that our staff has been consistently and highly trained on how to prevent and reduce the spread of unwanted virus and bacterium (germs).

Before you leave to come to your appointment, you will need to brush your teeth at home because we have been instructed to temporarily close down our brushing bar. We will have the same high expectations of being able to work on clean teeth, so make sure to double check and re-brush as needed until they’re sparkly clean; then don’t eat anything until after your appointment is complete.

When you arrive at our office for your appointment, one of our wonderful staff members will greet you at the entrance. As you enter the building, please wear a mask or face covering; including parents or siblings that may need to accompany you. When possible, we kindly request that siblings wait in the car with a parent during the appointment.

Everyone entering the building will be pre-screened by one of our staff members and a temperature reading will be taken. Please sanitize your hands before we take you back to your freshly sanitized chair for your adjustment. As much as possible while in the office, we ask you to observe social distancing guidelines (try to stay 6 feet away from each other).

We have always worn personal protective equipment (PPE) as we work chairside, and you will notice a few changes to our PPE. These changes are intended to protect you and our wonderful staff. The doctors and clinical assistants will be wearing gowns to cover our scrubs and face shields along with safety glasses. These changes are because we obviously need to be closer to you for your appointment than the currently recommended 6 feet of separation.

As your appointment concludes, if you need help with making your next appointment, our receptionist can call your mom or dad if they are waiting in the parking lot.

Things may look a little different when you come in next, but you can expect the same quality of care that you are familiar with from Wright Orthodontics.

Please call our office with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are excited to see your happy smiles again!