DENTAL OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOL - Rochester, MN
Our Commitment to Safety

We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients.

With this in mind, we are happy to share the 15 additional steps we are taking to make every visit to our office as safe as possible. These actions are incremental to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines for dental practices.

Our goal is to add peace-of-mind to the friendliness and clinical excellence you have come to expect. Of course, this is part of an on-going commitment that will evolve with the times. As always, we welcome the opportunity to answer any of your questions and to address all concerns.

We are in this together, and we will never underestimate the power of a smile!

Daily Health Checks of Our Team


No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care - every day.



No Handshakes or Hugs


We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our hearty welcomes and goodbyes for a later date when things are "back to normal".



No Office Tours


We enjoy starting every new patient visit by showing off our amazing practice. These tours will have to wait for your next visit.



Virtual Waiting Room


Now, you can check-in from your car. As a result, you are able to minimize contact with others, bypass the reception area, and go directly to your treatment room.



No Patient Gloves Allowed


Minimizing cross-contamination is an important part of our plan. We will ask you to dispose of any outside gloves before you enter.



Pre-Screening of Every Patient


A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.



Social Distancing in Place


Fewer chairs in our reception area, helpful signs and one-way traffic in our treatment area make 6' spacing a practical reality.



Cleaning After Every Appointment


We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient.



CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization


This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.



N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks


The beautiful smiles of our clinical team - dentists, hygienists, and assistants - will be protected behind double-masking at all times.



Front Desk Masks


Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing ASTM Level 3 masks. Don't worry. They are smiling behind those masks!



Face Shields


Two masks are not enough. Our clinical team will also protect you and themselves through the use of FDA Approved PET face shields.



HEPA Air Filtration


Our air has never been cleaner. We have added HEPA-grade filters to our HVAC system along with stand-alone air cleaners in each operatory.



No Magazines or Activities


This may make our reception area a little less exciting, but it makes it much safer as well.

  • Gentling Dental Care

    2210 North Broadway Avenue
    Rochester, MN 55906

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    Phone: (507) 288-7379

    Hours
    Mon: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Tue: 7:30AM-5:00PM
    Wed: 7:30AM-5:00PM
    Thu: 7:00AM-5:00PM
    Fri: 8:00AM-12:00PM
    Sat: Closed
    Sun: Closed