At Ahwatukee Oral Surgery, your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we do follow usual standard precautions in our operatories and office. Additionally, every half hour to an hour we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant.
For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:
- If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
- a cold or the flu
- fever or nausea
- severe headaches or body aches
- muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
- vomiting or diarrhea
- active tuberculosis (TB)
- mumps, measles, chickenpox
- other contagious disease
- Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.
- Only parents, spouse, partner or care-giver (maximum of two people) will be allowed to walk to the operating room prior to surgery and in the recovery room to go over post-operative instructions. Please do not bring friends, small children or siblings to the appointment.
- No photos or videos will be permitted in the operating room or recovery area. This is to allow our staff the ability to efficiently care for our patients and avoid interruptions and delay.
- We ask that you arrive for your appointment at your scheduled time-which is 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Please avoid arriving any earlier to keep our waiting room from becoming crowded.
- No food or drink will be allowed in the waiting room to help maintain the cleanliness of the waiting room and for the safety of our staff.
- Please take your child/patient's temperature before bringing them to their appointment. We will also check the patient's temperature at arrival. If you are running a temperature, we will reschedule your appointment.
- Patients and their companions are asked to use hand sanitizer before taking a seat in the waiting room. Sanitizer is available at the check-in counter.
- Prior to their appointment, patients are asked to brush their teeth and rinse with an appropriate mouth rinse containing hydrogen peroxide, such as Peroxyl. This includes patients scheduled for IV sedation.
If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted. Thank you for your patronage.