COVID-19 Announcement

At Ascent Dental Group, your Cherry Creek dentist in Denver, CO, safety is always our top priority! Covid-19 has affected all of us in many different ways and many people may be wondering if it’s safe to go to the dentist during Covid-19. We’re happy to let you know that dental offices have been rated as low-risk areas and are safe to visit during this time.

Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised. Our standards go above and beyond the ever-changing guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), Colorado Dental Association (CDA), Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health (CDP), and U.S. Occupation Safety Health Administration OSHA). Safety is our number one priority in addition to everyone’s health. As you can imagine, interpreting guidelines from all these different organizations when they are not on the same page can be complex. This is why we take extra measures to ensure it safe for you and your family to visit the dentist during Covid-19.

Changes from our universal precautions and infection control protocol are the following:

Site (Mechanical Protocols)
Social distancing spacing
Separation of reception room chairs
Plexiglas barriers in front desk areas
Frequently cleaning, wiping down the front desk, and the reception room space done frequently
Use of extra high-speed evacuation devices (suction) to prevent aerosols
Air purifiers with HEPA Filters and UV lighting
Dedicated Laundry / Changing Space
Staff Break room clean space only
Functional office workflows to ensure less contact as appropriate
No handshaking
Staggering of appointments, no overcrowding in the reception room
Closed down shared bathroom space in the facility
Lysol utilized throughout the day
Fans and opening doors to help circulation
Closer of Coffee Bar
Removal of Prize Wheel

Staff temperature checks and monitoring staff symptoms daily.
Protocols on staff testing, sickness, etc.
On-site dedicated changing room, laundering of garments, dedicated work shoes, and clothes
Staff do not wear scrubs, lab coats, or shoes home.
Level 3 mask or higher
Face Shield During Aerosol related procedures
Mask on at all times
Functional office workflows to ensure less contact as appropriate

Patient (as required by governing authorities)
Symptom checks, new forms
Hand sanitizer provided
Temperature checks
Mask Required
Off-Site online forms, scheduling
Limited guest at this time

Please do not bring others with you to your appointment unless absolutely necessary. If you need a driver or someone to assist under medical necessity, we will discuss the protocol with you prior.

Please wear a mask or face covering to your appointment. Due to the shortage of PPE, unfortunately, we cannot provide a mask for you.
Of course, if you’re not feeling well, please call to reschedule with as much notice as possible.

If you fall into the high-risk category (by age, underlying health conditions, etc.) for contracting the coronavirus, please let us know or feel free to delay your appointment until further guidance is provided by the CDC for at-risk individuals.

You can be assured safety measures at Ascent Dental Group will continue to evolve as more information develops. We want you to feel comfortable visiting the dentist during Covid-19.

We know many dentists are charging additional for your visit due to increased cost and high demand of PPE. At this time, we don’t feel the need to charge, however, this is subject to change. An example of our increased cost, masks used to cost $8/box before Covid-19, now they are $35-50/box and very hard to find. Gloves, Gowns, sterilization products are all hard to find with prices constantly increasing.
We look forward to seeing you soon and serving you.

Be well and floss daily,
Ascent Dental Group
(303) 975-6987