Covid-19 Patient Info
November 20, 2020
PA State Guidelines for out of state travel:
- The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
- If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth, or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. This does NOT apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment.
- This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020.
Melissa Ceresi, DMD
Safety is a Top Priority
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS… WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?
You can visit my practice with confidence, knowing I am taking additional measures to provide for the safety of my patients.
Even under normal circumstances, Melissa Ceresi, DMD, PC, maintains the highest standard of infection-control protocols using the latest OSHA guidelines as well as the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a healthcare provider, I already maintain strict protocols for the cleaning and disinfection of all treatment rooms. In addition, I have increased the frequency of disinfection-measures in my public spaces and common “touch points” — doorknobs, counters, restrooms, etc.
Continued social distancing practices — please knock when arriving at my office and someone will come get you when we are ready to begin your treatment.
Preemptive screenings – When you are greeted, you will be asked Covid-19 pre-screening questions. It is recommended that you take your temperature prior to your appointment. If you have a temperature 100.4, stay home. Call our office to reschedule your appointment.
I understand your decision to visit me is personal one. Should you have any questions or concerns about your dental appointment, please do not hesitate to call me at 215-230-7060. I am are here to help!
My Practice Strictly Adheres and Exceeds the Standard for Infection Control
Air Filtration Environment for Safety
Each treatment room has been isolated to ensure all particulates (also known as atmospheric aerosol particles–microscopic particles of solid or liquid matter suspended in the air) remain within the designated space where the balance air is then filtered through an air purifying system is circulated in that same space.
My Office is One Where Your Safety Is Paramount
Preventing Your Exposure to Contaminants
Suctioning Device-Reduces Dental Aerosols (Airborne Particles with Continuous Suction)
The system isolation method that can be used in all types of dental procedures. It involves a special mouthpiece and helps improves patient safety by preventing dental splatter.
Because it isolates, retracts, suctions, and illuminates the area that is being worked on, the procedure is done faster which mean less time in the dental chair, and a better overall experience.
Extraoral Dental Suction System
An extra oral dental suction system is positioned outside the patient's mouth and removes a high volume of droplets and aerosols produced during treatment.
Together We Can Help Stop the Spread and Stay Healthy.