Your health is our priority at Smiles by Design!
We are excited to welcome you back and to our new office in Kirkland! Smiles by Design is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation to ensure the well-being of our patients and do our part to halt the spread of the disease.
Accumulating evidence suggests that oral infections may increase a patient’s risk of developing or intensifying respiratory disease. Since COVID-19 causes a respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing, it is important to keep your mouth and respiratory tract healthy.
Smiles by Design has implemented greatly enhanced safety protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and team. Please read below to see what we are doing to help keep our patients safe.
Following Best Practices:
- Closely monitoring updates from the CDC, AMA, ADA, and Washington State and local health officials.
- Following CDC guidelines regarding prevention best practices.
Additional Steps We Are Taking:
- We’re pre-screening our patients through VIDEO CONSULTS to limit contact.
- We’re further able to limit contact and proximity more than many other facilities because so much of our process is performed digitally.
- All staff members are now wearing surgical masks at all times, even when not treating our patients.
- We’ve added new high-tech medical-grade air filtration systems.
- All common areas are meticulously cleaned and sanitized on enhanced schedules with medical-grade products. This includes the reception area, patient entrances, restrooms, offices, door handles, doorknobs, chair handles, all counter surfaces, etc.
What You Can Do:
Smiles by Design appreciates your help in keeping other patients and staff safe.
Please follow the CDC and other clinical guidelines:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Use Listerine to wash your mouth for 30 seconds to kill all viruses and germs.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue away.
- Review prevention best practices on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov.