Updated Patient Forms

  • Policies and Procedures at Garvey Team Orthodontics for the COVID-19 Era
  • If different from Patient Name
    1. A SUPPLEMENTAL WELLNESS QUESTIONNAIRE must be filled out and signed PRIOR to each and every appointment for the foreseeable future; otherwise, we will not be able to treat you or your family member within our facility. We will email this to you prior to each appointment. A copy may also be found on our website under COVID-19 resources.
    2. We are going to practice social distancing as much as we can for the health and safety of our patients. This means that our waiting room will have very limited capacity. Please stay in your car, and text (844) 408-0388 when you have arrived. If the patient is a minor, we will have “runners” who will physically come out to your car to escort your child to and from the appointment. Please text the patient’s name, and make and model of your car, when you have arrived.
    3. We kindly ask that you or your child wear their own mask into and out of the building. Wearing a mask greatly reduces transmission of the disease for you and those around you. Patients will be asked to wash their hands immediately upon entry, as well.
    4. Please also brush your teeth at home prior to your visit, as our tooth brushing station is closed indefinitely. We will have all patients rinse with a specifically formulated mouth rinse prior to each visit as well to decrease viral/bacterial counts in the saliva prior to treatment.
    5. We will be taking temperatures of all our patients prior to their appointment; if we detect a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees, we will have to reschedule the appointment.
    6. If for any reason a guardian must accompany a patient back to the clinic, they will need to undergo screening in our triage area, as well.
  • As with the transmission of any communicable disease like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID-19, also known as “Coronavirus,” at any time or in any place. Rest assured we have always followed state and federal regulations, along with recommended universal precautions, personal protection, and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of all diseases in our office, and will continue to do so. Despite our careful attention to sterilization, disinfection, and use of personal barriers, there is still a chance that you could be exposed to an illness in our office, just as you might in any public or personal setting. “Social Distancing” nationwide has reduced the transmission of the Coronavirus. We have taken measures to promote social distancing in our practice (reduced waiting room capacity, less patients seen at once, etc); however, due to the nature of the procedures we provide, it is not possible to maintain social distancing between our patients, orthodontists, staff and other patients at all times.