Patient Health and Safety
Smile Texas is currently open and keeping appointments with patients who are well. This includes seeing new patients for their initial consultations. However, we have implemented extensive additional safety protocols specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.
Smile Texas has implemented greatly enhanced safety protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and dental and medical team.
• Closely monitoring updates from the CDC, AMA, ADA and Texas State and local health officials
• Following CDC guidelines regarding prevention best practices
Additional Steps We Are Taking:
• We have implemented a concierge style, no waiting room approach for our pre- screened guests. When you arrive at Smile Texas, text or call us at 281.265.7645 to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment. You will be greeted at our front door, have your temperature checked, be asked to cleanse your hands and then be taken directly to a treatment room.
• All staff members are now wearing surgical masks at all times, even when not treating our patients.
• We have added new high-tech medical grade air filtration systems to every treatment room as well as all common areas.
Items such as magazines, coffe makers, water bottles, our famous chocolates and pretty much anything else that could be touched has been removed from our reception areas.
All common areas such as; the reception area, patient entrances, restrooms, offices, etc., as well as, door handles, door knobs, chair handles and all counter surfaces etc., are meticulously cleaned and sanitized on enhanced schedules with medical grade products.
What You Can Do
Smile Texas appreciates your help in keeping other patients and staff safe.
Follow 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
Reach Out to Smile Texas:
• If you’re feeling unwell or have been potentially exposed and need to reschedule
• If you are feeling any of the following symptoms within 48 hours of a scheduled appointment, please call us to reschedule
◦ Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
• If you have traveled to any high-risk areas within the two weeks prior to your appointment or if you have been recently exposed to anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, please call us to discuss rescheduling your appointment
• If you have any other questions—we are here to take your call