COVID-19

Dear Gentle Dental Spa patients,

We hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Our Corpus Christi community has been through a lot over the last few months, 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.

Infection control has always been a top priority at Gentle Dental Spa. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our office follows 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 are confident that when we resume care on Monday, May 11th, our increased protocols will exceed recommendations to keep you safe. You should anticipate the following protective efforts by our team:

• Face masks worn by our team and clear barriers at the front desk.
• Increased efforts to disinfect common surfaces and touch points routinely throughout the day.
• HEPA grade air filters throughout the office to improve air quality. 
• Increased PPE for our clinical team which may include surgical or (K)N95 masks, face shields, gowns and caps. 
• Use of aerosol reducing mouthpieces for appropriate dental procedures. 

In addition to our efforts, we ask for your cooperation and support with the following temporary safety measures:

• Please wait in your car upon arrival and call our team at 361-883-3993 to initiate your appointment.
• Answer a screening questionnaire to determine the risk of COVID-19. 
• Have your temperature taken.
• Practice social distancing in all possible situations.
• Immediately use the hand sanitizer we have provided upon arrival.
• Perform a 1-minute swish with an anti-microbial oral rinse prior to starting your dental visit.
• Only the scheduled patient will be brought into the office.  We ask all others to wait outside in the car and our team will communicate via phone.  Exceptions will be made for minors and caregivers and will be asked to wear a mask. 

We look forward to seeing you again 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. To make an appointment, please call our office at 361-883-3993

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Thomas M Pham D.M.D