COVID-19 related forms (for New Patients and Current Patients):
Kennell Orthodontics follows the 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 stay up to date on all new rulings and guidance issued to ensure we’re adhering to the most current information and recommendations.
However, as you might imagine, we are going to be taking additional safety measures to help protect both our patients and our team.
Here are a few changes we have implemented in the office:
*** Please RE-SCHEDULE your appointment if you feel sick, have a fever, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick in the last 14 days. ***
We have implemented a texting procedure for entering our facility.
Please call the phone number posted on outside placards for instructions.
Once you text us that you have arrived, please REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. You will be notified when it's your turn to come in.
We ask that everyone entering the building (patient AND parent) please wear a mask or other acceptable facial covering (scarf/bandana/etc.) We unfortunately will not be able to supply masks, so please remember to bring your own.
Please do your best to arrive at your scheduled appointment time – not too early and [please!] not late.
Upon your arrival, a Team Member will greet you.
There will be hand sanitizer available in the reception area and other areas in the office for you to use as needed.
Our Team will be wearing enhanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including clinical jackets, face shields, enhanced face masks, and safety glasses. This may vary depending on the risk level of the procedure(s) we are performing.
We have adjusted our schedule as to allow more time between patients in an effort to adhere to social distancing by reducing the number of people in the reception area at one time. This may result in fewer scheduling options for your appointment.
Although sitting in the waiting area will most likely not be necessary, please do your best to allow ample social distance from others that may also be sitting in the waiting area.
We ask that only 1 Adult accompany their Child into the office for their scheduled appointment.
Teen and Adult patients should come alone, unless a parent/spouse/etc.. has a question for Dr. Kennell about the patient’s treatment. We ask that everyone else please wait comfortably outside or in your vehicle.
For now, our Toothbrushing Station is a Handwashing Station. Please remember to brush your teeth (and floss!) at home, before coming to your appointment. If you need to brush at the office, we will provide you with a pre-pasted disposable toothbrush to use in the restroom.
Let’s keep all office talk positive and have fun together - safely!
If you have any questions about your child’s treatment progress or the steps we’re taking to keep you safe, we’re happy to answer them! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call (603) 524-7404.
Thank you for sticking with us through these uncertain times! You are family to us, and we appreciate you so much. We can’t wait to see you all in the office again soon!
Keep smiling and stay safe,
Dr. Kennell and The Kennell Ortho Team