In accordance with the Governor’s Order of Public Health Emergency Two, all non-emergency appointments are suspended through Thursday, April 23rd or until notified otherwise.
We will continue to follow guidance from the state and will be contacting patients to reschedule once the order is lifted. We appreciate your patience through this unprecedented event.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We have a reduced staff available at all Virginia Family Dentistry locations to answer your questions and see emergency cases.
Our additional sterilization and pre-screening protocols are listed below should you need to come in for an emergency at this time.
We will be updating our patients regularly as information changes. Thank you for your continued support during this time.
Additional COVID-19 Procedures
Infection controls and universal precautions protects our patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with any of our doctors or hygienists and receive a straightforward answer.
Virginia Family Dentistry’s entire team follows procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the local Virginia Board of Dentistry. These measures include
- Disinfectant hand soap/sanitizer
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
Virginia Family Dentistry sterilizes all reusable equipment, including dental handpieces. All Virginia Family Dentistry locations use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.