Valleau, VanDeven & Massie
A Great Dentist

Safety Protocols and Patient Information

Our beloved 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 child’s safety. 

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when your child receives care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep your child as well as our staff safe. 

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 follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. 

You will see some changes when it is time for your child’s next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask for some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you accompany your child to his/her appointment.
  • We will ask that you check-in by calling our office from your car and remain in your car until we confirm that we are ready to see your child.
  • We will ask you and your child to use hand sanitizer when you enter the office. The adult accompanying the child will be required to wear a mask (we will also have them available).
  • You will see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, etc. since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. 
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients and families.
  • We will be allotted more time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. 

Thank you for trusting us in the care of your child. We look forward to seeing you and your child again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep your child, and every child, safe in our practice. 

Aimee C. Valleau, DDS
Christopher E. VanDeven, DDS
Jessica C. Massie, DDS

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To all of our patients and families:

It is with much anticipation and excitement that our re-opening date for routine dental care will be Monday, June 1st! On behalf of everyone at Valleau, Vandeven, and Massie Dentistry for Children, we thank you for being a part of our family and for your continued support and patience.

We will be in touch shortly to reschedule appointments cancelled from March-May. If your child has an appointment on June 1st or after, you will be receiving a call to confirm that appointment. For all patients coming in this summer, you will be receiving a letter that explains the many changes made at our office to keep everyone safe and healthy. Visit our safety info page here for more info. 

Words cannot express how much we have missed all of you. Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to care for your children.

See you soon, friends!