Safety and Infection Control

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

 Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please send a text message to: 706-548-2651.One of our team members will meet you at our front door to take your temperature prior to entering our office.As a courtesy to our team and any other patients in the office, if you have a temperature above 99 degrees, we will assist you in rescheduling your appointment.All of our team members will also have their temperatures taken each morning, so that we can safely administer care.
  • Please wear a mask while in the office. We will ask you to remove your mask once you are seated in the treatment room
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may notice team members wearing a few extra layers (gowns, special face masks, face shields, head covers, etc.) all of which is designed to deliver dental care safely and effectively, with special consideration to COVID-19 infection control.

As recommendations for dental offices are changing daily, please stay tuned for any additional measures and/or protocols we’ll be implementing to maintain the safest environment possible.  Here are a few additional measures we’re taking:

  • We have hired a commercial cleaning company that specializes in decontamination, specifically for viruses and bacteria. We will be taking this measure in addition to our daily virucidal cleaning protocols, as directed by OSHA and the CDC, between patients and at the end of the day.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

Mitchell Bridge Dental Associates

  • Mitchell Bridge Dental Associates - 1171A Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA 30606 Phone: 706-548-2651

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