Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We are happy to inform all of our patients and the community that Gherardi & Moore is open again and seeing patients on a regular basis. There are some additional measures that we have added to our routine procedural protocol to best protect our patients, ourselves, and all of our families. This includes many simple hygiene steps and distancing rules that I’m sure you have encountered at any other place of business these days. Additionally, we have implemented the use of additional PPE and aerosol-reducing techniques when necessary. As an added precaution, all of our staff has been lab tested for COVID-19.
We are limiting the number of people in our waiting area; when you arrive in the parking lot, please call us at 505-293-6125. We will either tell you we are ready to see you, or we will ask that you wait either in your car (with the air conditioning on!!) or you may wait inside our building in the mall area. We will call or text you when we are ready to see you. Masks are required to enter our office.
Before starting any dental procedures, we will take your temperature – please leave your mask on until we let you know it’s ok to remove it. We will ask you wash your hands thoroughly, and we will give you a solution with which to gargle. The assistant or hygienist will be in the room with you, and will be asking a series of questions related to your current health and any recent travel. They are also there to answer any questions you may have.
With the new protocols and precautions, we are confident that our office environment is safe. However, there still may be some elective procedures that can wait or some problems or questions that a phone visit can take care of and save our patients the trip. Of course, you can help prevent the spread of this or any virus is to stay home if you are not feeling well – especially if you have a cough or fever. Just call and re-schedule your appointment. We will be glad to accommodate you.
Lastly, if you are an at-risk individual due to age or pre-existing conditions, or simply have any concerns about anything, please call us prior to any appointments and we will be happy to make arrangements accordingly.
We are constantly re-assessing both our procedures and the data and policies in our region, state, and country to appropriately address safety. We are confident that these added steps are keeping us all as safe as possible, and we hope that you feel the same level of comfort here as you always have.
Robert Gherardi, DMD
Dave Moore, DDS
Joe Gherardi, DDS
Below are the links for updates from both the state of New Mexico and the CDC.