Important Information about Coronavirus COVID-19
Jenkins, Morrow & Gayheart Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to providing a safe environment for you, as well as all of our other patients and staff. We understand your concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus. We are monitoring the updates from the CDC daily and following their guidelines.
Drs. Jenkins, Morrow and Gayheart, as well as the entire team at JMG Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, follows procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the local Kentucky Board of Dentistry.
These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap/sanitizer
- Gloves and face masks and required PPE
- Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
JMG Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery sterilizes all reusable equipment, including the impaction drills. All locations use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. This is the current action requested by our governor, the board of dentistry and the American dental association as well as the American medical association and the Kentucky medical association….
Current Office Policy for Patient Care
As of April 27th, all licensed dental professionals are able to provide services to their patients by resuming non-urgent, non-emergent, dental services. We will screen for COVID-19 during the time an appointment is made. Currently, our waiting rooms are closed for general purpose and we will need for patients and family members to remain in their cars until ready for treatment or transport. Only one parent or guardian, of children, or special needs, adults are allowed to accompany patients to the office. Masks or fabric coverings will be worn by nondental team members at all times while in the office. Patients and visitors are asked to comply and supply their own masks/coverings. We ask that all observe social distancing in regards to the dental team members and other patients at all times. We will continually screen our staff and all who present to our office to ensure continued safety. We will continue to stay ahead and comply with all current and forthcoming recommendations as they come forward from the Governor’s office, CDC, KDA, AMA, ADA, and the KBD.