DENTAL OFFICE SAFETY PROTOCOL
Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our staff and patients. With this in mind, we are happy to share steps we are taking to make your visit to Goodness Dental as safe as possible. These protocols are in additional to our normal standards of care that meet or exceed all CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines for dental practices.
Our goal is to add peace-of-mind to the dental care and excellence you have come to expect from Goodness Dental.
Only Patients Allowed in the Clinic
The health ministry of Costa Rica requires that every patient must visit our clinic alone (without a companion), and must wear a mask.
Front Desk Masks
Even our friendly administrative team will be wearing masks. Don’t worry. They are smiling behind those masks!
Daily Health Checks of Our Team
No contact temperature checks and a quick set of questions will ensure our team is ready, willing and able to provide safe dental care – every day.
No Handshakes or Hugs
We truly do love our patients. However, we will save our welcome hugs and loving goodbyes for a later date when times are safer.
Pre-Screening of Every Patient
A quick health questionnaire and consent form along with a no-touch temperature check will be completed when you arrive at our office.
Air Filtration and New Equipment
Our air has never been cleaner. We have purchased innovative new dental equipment to reduce the spread of airborne matter and new air cleaners to eliminate airborne viruses.
Cleaning After Every Appointment
We are super clean as we thoroughly wipe, sanitize, and disinfect all instruments, equipment and surfaces in each operatory after every patient
CDC-Approved Instrument Sterilization
This is standard procedure at all times, and nothing has changed. Anything that goes near your mouth is heat and pressure cleaned between every use.
N95 & ASTM Level 3 Masks
The beautiful smiles of our clinical team – dental specialists, and assistants – will be protected behind double-masking at all times.
COVID-19 Travel Requirements Effective October 1, 2020
These are some requirements when entering Costa Rica that you need to be aware of:
- Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at https://salud.go.cr.
- Traveler’s Medical Insurance – international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS – Instituto Nacional de Seguros), or Sagicor
For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions. (This certification must be uploaded when filling out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS):
- Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
- Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).
- Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.
Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country.
Upon landing in Costa Rican territory, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the strict protocols of the air terminal with regard to physical distancing, disinfection of carpets, and taking temperature readings, and must follow any other sanitary instructions.
Tourists from authorized states may enter the country even if their route includes a stop at a destination that is not authorized, as long as they do not leave the transit airport.
To view a video with important U.S. entry information, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAc-cbzOhxM.