TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO:
BE PREPARED for your appointment: Here's How!!!
1. Please brush your teeth before leaving home. (LYO Toothbrush stations are closed for your safety.)
2. Please wear your own protective mask to the appointment.
3. We ask that only the patient (and parent) come to the office. No extra siblings please.
SUPPLEMENTAL COVID-19 HEALTH HISTORY FORM TO COMPLETE BEFORE APPOINTMENT:
It only takes a minute and will help us keep everyone healthy! If you've had any of the symptoms or been exposed to COVID-19, or think you may have been in the past two weeks, please take some time before scheduling your appointments with us. We're happy to wait for you!
AN UPDATE FROM DRS. LUSTIG AND YOUNG
Things are going to look a bit different the next time we see you. Your peace of mind and wellbeing, as well as that of our team, is our first priority. Since the day we were asked to stop seeing patients routinely, we have been working double-time, reimaging our office layouts, figuring out how to make appointments more efficient and convenient and adding new safer measures to ensure that your next visit here is the same amazing experience you've come to expect from LYO!
As you know, Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave the go ahead for health care professionals to resume seeing patients, but we were already working, around the clock at times, on improvements to a new, safer patient flow at our offices.
Look, we know things aren't normal now--alright let's be honest, things are a little weird (and even a bit scary for some), but we want you to know how much we care and are committed to giving you the safest treatment and experience while supporting our community along the way.
Please see below LYO's TOP 10 POINTS OF PROTECTION/PEACE OF MIND
Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene, providing tissues and no-touch receptacles to throw away used tissues, and offering facemasks to patients who are coughing. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using cleaners and water to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use new facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories.
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, rather than too early. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in our waiting room or reception area. If you have respiratory symptoms, we will ask that you wear a facemask.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Do not use your hands.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.