Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We will be resuming normal office hours starting Monday, May 11th.  Please read the notice below regarding changes to our practice and policies. 

We hope you and your family are in good health.  Our community has been through a lot over the past few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.  While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice.  Our infection control processes are made so when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.  We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.  We do this to make sure our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations. 

You may see some changes at your next appointment.  We have made these changes to protect both our patients and our staff.  Here are some examples: 

  • Patient’s will be screened upon arrival to the office for temperature and other COVID-19 symptoms.  Any patients exhibiting a temperature or other symptoms will be declined treatment and referred to a local acute care facility.  You can view our COVID-19 Screening form by clicking HERE .  
  • All paperwork, such as patient questionnaire, medical history, and medication list needs to be filled out prior to arrival.  Click here to complete the forms:   Patient Registration
  • Everyone entering the practice is asked to wear a mask or face-covering.  
  • Hand sanitizer is available and we will ask that you use this when you enter the office. 
  • You will notice that our waiting room will no longer offer books and magazines since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect. 
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.  This might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling appointments. 
  • We will be reducing the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.  
  • We will ask anyone that accompanies you to your appointment to remain in the car. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. 

Thank you for being our patient.  We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Stay Healthy,

Mike Coleman, Mike Foran and the entire Carolina Oral and Facial Surgery Team