The entire Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois team is excited to resume both emergency and elective treatments again and fulfill your oral health needs. We are scheduling appointments now.
Our Doors Are Open
For Our Community
We are now scheduling appointments. If you need oral surgery care, our team is here for you.
Keeping You Safe
We are taking additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff while our office remains open.
Our Commitment to Health & Safety
As always, our practice takes every precaution to keep patients and staff safe and healthy. While we have always adhered to and exceeded the standards for decontamination set by OSHA and IDPH, we are going one step further and incorporating the latest CDC and IDPH guidelines.
The Measures We Are Taking To Protect Our Patients
We ask you to keep the following in mind prior to and during your appointment:
- We ask each staff member daily health screening questions. We enforce a strict stay-at-home policy for any employee who reports symptoms of COVID-19.
- Our staff will undergo temperature screenings twice a day.
- We will schedule to help decrease the number of people in the practice and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
- To maintain social distancing, we ask all patients and family members to wait in your car until escorted into the office by a member of our staff. For minors, we will allow the patient and one caregiver inside the office.
- Our check-in process will look a little different.
- Upon arrival, please call the phone number given to you at your confirmation call or text.
- We will discuss health screening questions over the phone.
- A staff member will greet the patient at the car, wearing PPE, to take the patient’s temperature and ask any follow-up health screening questions.
- Once cleared, we will bring the patient immediately to the treatment room.
- Our discharge and check-out will also look a little different.
- We will go over all post-operative instructions, payment, insurance, and financial discussions in the treatment room.
- For sedated patients, all rides, caregivers, and responsible persons will be asked to wait in their car until the patient has fully awakened and is ambulatory.
- Our staff has extensive experience and training in both cleaning and sterilization techniques.
- We will continue to wear personal protective gear (Gowns, Gloves, N95 Masks, and Face Shields) as outlined by the CDC.
- We will continue to use hospital-grade disinfectants to clean all high-touch surfaces and each treatment room before and after every patient.
- We will continue to practice the latest in sterilization protocols to maintain the health and safety of our patients.
- We have gone the extra step to ensure the safety of everyone in our office by installing new air filtration systems. There is one on our HVAC units to filter the air passing through the office and others in each of the surgical rooms. These advanced systems reduce airborne particles, eliminate odors, and kill viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. They are environmentally friendly and require 30% less energy to operate. In addition to being self-cleaning, the HVAC ionization system does not require a filter, which eliminates the risk of exposing someone who is changing the filter to dangerous particles. These filtration protocols ensure our office is a healthy and safe place for our staff and patients and go beyond the mandates of the CDC, public health departments, and ADA.
How We Are Protecting the Safety of Our Staff & Doctors
We are taking additional steps toward ensuring the safety of our staff.
- Upon scheduling your appointment, the night before your appointment, and prior to entering the office, we will screen all patients and drivers by asking a series of health questions. Questions include symptoms, contact, and travel history. Patients are also encouraged to notify us if any symptoms develop after being in our office.
- We ask that all patients fill out online check-in forms prior to their appointment.
- Hand washing stations are available at multiple locations throughout the office.
- We will call all patients 1-2 days following surgery.
- We strive to protect all patients and staff of our practice and decrease the risk of disease transmission in our community. We will, as the ADA recommends, request all staff members to change from scrubs to personal clothing before returning home. Upon arriving home, staff should take off shoes, remove and wash clothing (separate from other household residents), and immediately shower.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PATIENTS: If you or someone in your household have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and don’t come to the practice. Your doctor may request an online video consultation if you are displaying symptoms.
Our practice has remained open to serve the dental emergencies of our community since March 16th, 2020, the first day of the stay-at-home order. This included both office-based and hospital emergencies.
At Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois, we appreciate the ongoing support from our patients, referring providers, families, and friends. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while these measures are put into effect.
For questions or clarification about these measures, please contact us at (217) 546-8100.
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