Dear Mill Pond Dental Patients, Families and Community,
We hope that you and your family are in good health. We are happy to
announce that we are resuming routine dental care! Our community has been
through a lot over the last year, 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.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American
Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). 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 want to tell you about the infection control procedures we have
implemented in our practice to keep patients and staff safe:
Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening
questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in
We will ask that you call us from your vehicle to let us know when you
arrive and we will let you know when you should come into the office.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the
Before starting your dental treatment we will:
Take your temperature
Ask that you wash your hands
Provide you with a Hydrogen Peroxide solution to rinse your mouth
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between
patients and to reduce the number of patients in the reception area.
We have installed medical grade HEPA air purification systems in the
office. We will also be wearing additional personal protective equipment
(PPE) including: disposable gowns, KN95 respirator and full face
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. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to
welcoming you back.
Dr. Eric Young and the Mill Pond Dental Team