appointments and what to expect

Updated March 2023

Skagit Dental Design is committed to the safety of all patients and staff and we continue to make every effort to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation and patience in this effort. 

Per requirement and guidance of the WA State Department of Health we require patients, visitors and staff continue to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Please only remove once instructed. 

**Starting April 3rd, 2023 Masks will no longer be required to enter healthcare facilities (including dental offices) per the WA DOH. Patients, visitors and staff will no longer be required to wear a face covering in the office. Clinical staff will wear a mask during procedures as we have always done and we will continue to practice a high level of infection control and universal precautions.  Of course, all are welcome to continue to wear a mask if they choose to!  Please call and let us know if you have concerns about your individual risk to COVID-19 exposure.  

Since May 2020 we have implemented additional measures in accordance with the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Washington Department of Health.  

Please review these questions prior to your appointment:

  • Do you have any of the following new symptoms:
    • Fever ≥ 100.0 F
    • Cough, shortness of breath, sore throat
    • Muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache 
    • Loss or reduced sense of smell/taste
  • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 30 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a person who has confirmed COVID-19 or is being tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? Close contact includes:
    • Living in the same household as a person with COVID-19
    • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19
    • Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for 10 minutes or more
    • Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, ect)
  • Are you a healthcare professional with potential exposure to patients with COVID-19? If yes:
    • Have you been exposed to a patient with COVID-19 when you were not wearing a mask in the past 14 days?
    • Have you been exposed to a patient with COVID-19 who was not wearing a mask, when you were wearing a mask, but no eye protection in the past 14 days?

If your response is YES to any questions, please call prior to your appointment at Skagit Dental Design Phone Number 360-755-9136

At your appointment:

  • You may still check in from your vehicle or in-person. If you check in from your vehicle, we will call you in when your provider is ready for you.  
  • Please use hand sanitizer provided at the entrance and before leaving your treatment room. Sanitizer is readily available throughout the office.
  • You may bring a support person if necessary into your appointment.  All companions will also be asked to follow the same protocol above.
  • You may find the office colder due to our air purification systems and we recommend wearing warm clothes or layers to your appointment. We do have clean, cozy blankets if you get cold during the appointment that are laundered on site between each patient. 
  • We continue to implement rigorous infection control process with disinfection of surfaces and common areas, sterilization of instruments, and barrier protections. 

We look forward to seeing you at your appointment and are happy to answer any questions you may have!

For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:

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