Important notice to patients regarding COVID-19

We continue to monitor the most up-to-date advice from the CDC, OSHA, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, and the American Dental Association regarding safety and infection control protocols for COVID-19.

Safety of our patients has always been our top priority at Twin Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We hold ourselves to a very high standard and have always followed very strict infection control guidelines. We have implemented several extra safety protocols and procedures to help provide our patients the safest care in all of our clinics:

  • All doctors and team members will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes N95 masks, face shields, surgical gowns, surgical scrubs, surgical caps, and gloves.
  • Daily staff screening for COVID-related symptoms or risks.
  • Screening of all patients for COVID-related symptoms or risks (both on the phone prior to arrival and at the office).
  • Temperatures of all patients will be taken upon arrival. Those with temperature above 100.3 or any risks or COVID-related symptoms will be rescheduled.
  • Reception area safety measures:
    • Protection barrier (sneeze guards) at reception desk.
    • Disinfection of all surfaces throughout the day.
    • Removal of magazines and other objects that could risk spread of illness.
    • Limiting number of people in the building to allow proper social distancing.
    • Ultra-HEPA air filtration units installed in each office.
  • Prior to any procedure, hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse and/or toothpaste will be used as a viral-reducing precaution.
  • Each patient will be in an isolated surgical room which is cleaned thoroughly, and new sterilized equipment is used with each patient.

Preparing for your appointment

  • We will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will again be asked these questions upon arrival at our office.
  • We request that you wear a mask while in our office.
  • When you arrive at our office, feel free to enter at your appointment time. Please do not arrive with any family members or friends, unless you are a parent or guardian bringing a minor for an appointment, or if you are scheduled for a procedure under sedation and require a driver.
  • If you do have a driver accompanying you to your appointment, please have them enter with you, we will take down their phone number & name, ask them the COVID questions and take their temperature. They are then free to wait in their car during your appointment if they wish to do so.
  • We will take your temperature upon arrival to our office.

Past Updates:

March 23 Update