• You may be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle rather than in the waiting room.
• There may be a hand sanitizer station or disinfectant supplies available when you enter the office.
• If your dentist’s waiting room is open, there may be less furniture, different furniture altogether and disposable items such as tissues or pens. Having fewer chairs and tables helps to reduce the number of surfaces that can potentially transmit COVID-19. You may also notice that difficult-to-clean items, such as children’s magazines or toys, have been removed completely.
• You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire to determine if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. You may have your temperature taken for the same reason.
Please note that safety guidelines can vary from state to state, county to county or even city to city. Please follow the guidance of your dentist for any additional guidelines you may be asked to follow.