COVID-19 Protocol (Patients Please Read!)

What you as the patient are kindly requested to do for COVID-19 Prevention

1. If you or anyone else you have been in contact with have recently (within the last 4-6 weeks) experienced any cold or flu like symptoms such as fever or cough we ask you please re-schedule your appointment.

2. If you have recently (within the last 7-14 days) been traveling via public transit (airplane/train) we also ask you call our office to discuss possibly re-scheduling your appointment.

3. Each patient is only allowed to bring ONE accompanying adult with them for their surgery. For example, ONE parent, a spouse, ONE guardian, an interpreter etc. An adult over the age of 21 should come to office visits and non-surgical visits alone unless handicap, elderly, interpreter, etc. We are limiting the number of bodies in our office at a time to the bare necessity, due to social distancing/stay-at-home guidelines. We ask you kindly respect this request.

4. Per A.D.A. (American Dental Association) Patients are asked to rinse their mouth with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution immediately before their office exam or procedure. (1-part peroxide, to 2-parts water.) You may also use ACT Whitening Mouth Wash, or other mouth rinses from the store if they contain peroxide as an ingredient.

5. No Mask-No entry. Thank you. If you do not have a mask, please call our office by phone at: (303)768-8222 so we may assist you.

6. No more than TWO families (a total of 4 people) are allowed in the waiting room at any given time. We ask if you see there are 4 people in the waiting room you kindly wait in the hallway until someone else leaves. Please remain at least 6 feet away from others (besides your immediately family) at all times in our office and in our hallway entrance. We have signage up and floor decals to remind everyone of where to “wait.”

7. Please feel free to wait in your car, outside or in the lobby by the second-floor elevators when your loved one is in surgery.

8. Upon check-in you will be given a COVID-19 C.D.C. (Center for Disease & Control) Healthcare Questionnaire. Be prepared to let us know if you or anyone in your immediate household have recently traveled or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick, including yourself.

Lastly, Frequent hand washing with soap and water/personal hygiene is key in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for playing a vital role in the safety of yourself & others!


What Doctor Catalano & His Staff are doing for COVID- 19 Prevention


1. Dr. Catalano and his surgical assistants are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) when performing procedures. This includes single use gloves, disposable protective gowns, disposable shoe coverings, safety glasses, lab jackets, face shields, and or (N-95 mask appropriate for the task.

2. All front office staff members are also wearing P.P.E. (masks)

3. Our lead surgical assistant is taking a temperature with a no-contact/touchless thermometer on all patients before beginning any treatment or exam.

4. Each treatment room is thoroughly disinfected in-between each patient. All other areas of the office are constantly being sanitized/disinfected including the waiting room, all door handles, chairs etc. After each patient uses a clip-board and a pen it is being sanitized with Clorox.

5. All magazines and children’s books have been removed from the waiting room.

6. All staff members frequently are washing their hands with soap and water and using hand sanitizer before and after each patient.

7. We have set in place the above patient prevention guidelines we are requesting of all our patients.

Please feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns, due to our COVID-19 closure upon re-opening we are experiencing high-call volume at this time, so please be patient with us! We are doing our best to accommodate every patient for their individual needs as soon as possible! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Catalano sets the standard for oral surgery excellence

Dr. Catalano believes in treating each patient with respect, just as we would our own family member, by being positive, compassionate, and punctual. It is our promise, as a team of highly trained professionals, to provide you and your family with exceptional customer service.

Dr. Catalano specializes in many different aspects of oral surgery, including but not limited to, wisdom teeth removal, comprehensive implantology, bone/soft tissue regeneration, and IV anesthesia.

Wisdom Teeth

If your mouth does not have enough room for your third molars to fully erupt, a number of problems can develop. Wisdom teeth can develop tumors, harbor bacteria or become infected or impacted. In each case, the tooth should be removed before its root structure is fully developed.

Implants

Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing a tooth or multiple teeth can lead to health issues such as jawbone deterioration. The only tooth replacement option that helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss are dental implants.

Extractions

Tooth extractions are common. The main reason to have a tooth removed is when a tooth is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. A crowded mouth or preparing a mouth for orthodontia are other reasons for having a tooth removed.