COVID-19 Safety Practices

Our community has been through a lot during the pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.  As the situation is still tenuous with COVID-19 and the surge of variants, we will continue to make patient safety our top priority. 

 

Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office may communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

  • 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 see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.  The check-in and check-out windows now have plexiglass partitions.

  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

  • 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.

  • We have always sanitized every room between patients, but we have increased our efforts by cleaning touched surfaces in the waiting room and throughout the office between patients to keep everyone safe.

  • The waiting room and treatment rooms are now equipped with HEPA air filtration units that filter the air 5 times every hour, in every room!  Additionally, we have installed the OsoPure ADP-70 Air Disinfection Purifier that utilizes technology commonly used in hospital HVAC systems called Photocatalytic Oxidation.

  • For your convenience, we now have a 24/7 online scheduling service for your cleaning appointments.

 

We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. 

 

Aloha,
Dr. Takagi and Team