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Dear GFD Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our 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 safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you have most likely observed this during your
visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and
comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients
and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and the
Indiana Dental Association (IDA) that are provided by 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 agency’s recommendations.

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

For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same
    questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for your use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. This may mean there will be fewer options available when scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater 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.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we
take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at office
number or visit our website at www.grangerfamilydentistry.com

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients,
neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Anglemire and Dr. Schafer