NEW COVID-19 PROCEDURES FOR DR. ELIZABETH WAKIM, DDS

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o ensure patient safety for our reopening, our team has gone above all recommendations that have been set forth by the Pennsylvania Government and Department of Health, as well as the CDC, OSHA, ADA and PDA.

What Changes to Expect

We have made several changes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are no longer using our reception area to ensure that social distancing is practiced.  Patients are asked to call (724)-225-5070 or text (724)-987-6775 the office when they arrive, and we will call or text the patient when we are completely prepared for their appointment.

When arriving at our office, you will be asked about your health and any recent travels.  We also require that you wear a mask.  Upon entering the office, please follow the following steps:

  • You will be greeted at the door by one of our team members, have your temperature taken with a touchless thermometer, sanitize your hands, spray the bottom of your shoes with an Electrolyzed Salt Water and you will then be escorted to a hygiene or treatment room.
  • Once seated, you will be given a rinse of Oracare, which has been proven to effectively reduce many viral and bacterial pathogens. To learn more about Oracare please visit www.OraCareProducts.com.
  • Once your appointment is complete, our team will walk you to our front desk for scheduling and payments and then to a separate back exit door.

We have also added virtual visits and teledentistry for emergency, current, and new patients.  To find out more information or to schedule please call us at (724)-225-7050.  This new and exciting feature allows us to cut down on multiple in office trips.

We’ve Invested in the Top New Technology

Our top priority is always our patients safety, which is why we have invested in the latest technology for sterilization, air purification, and PPE (personal protective equipment). These new safety measures allow us go above the set recommendations and take even extra precautions:

  • Secondary suction units- We will be using new chairside suction units equipped with a medical-grade HEPA filter to vacuum airborne particles from the treatment area. This aerosol management allows us to provide cleaner treatment and a healthier environment that is not available at most dental practices.
  • Electrolyzed Salt Water- We have added a hydrocholurous acid antiviral spray and fog to our already-thorough cleaning protocol for each treatment room. This is done between all patients.
  • Ozonator- This highly advanced machine is used during non-patient hours to disinfect surfaces and remove bacterial and viral airborne pathogens from the entire office.
  • Increased PPE- Our team members will be wearing gowns, n95 or equivalent masks, face shields, and other personal protective equipment.

Have Questions about our COVID-19 Protocols?

At Elizabeth Wakim, DDS, we are dedicated to preserving the health and safety of our valued patients and staff during these challenging times.  If you have any questions about our protocols and procedures, please do not hesitate in contacting us at (724)-225-7050.

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"Literally the best dentist in the area! The staff is wonderful and Dr. Wakim's entire practice is state of the art with cutting edge technology. The experience is always 5 star and my teeth have never been cleaner or whiter! Thank you for such a positive dental experience."

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Best. Dentist. Ever!

State of the art office with a highly educated professional team. Everyone is so understanding and takes the time to make you comfortable. This is the office for you if you're not a fan of the dentist, you'll quickly forget that you're at a doctors office! It's so fun and relaxing! Highly recommend!

ashlee friedman

Wow. No Pain.

As an older patient and have had other dentists for years. Dr. Wakim and her staff have exceeded any experience I've had previously. Very supportive of the care and treatment that I'm in need of, with no pressure. I also have several family members who are her patients. Todays experience surprised me, I was to have a crown replacement and was accommodated with 2 other procedures, wow.

elizabeth scarborough

Glad I came

For someone who anxiety about dental work, this has been an amazing place for me. I had considered sedation dentistry, but I’m glad I came here instead. Dr. Wakim and the whole staff are so great!

heather martin

Comfortable Atmosphere

Dr. Liza is an exceptional dentist! She has repaired my front tooth and it is as good as the original! I love the comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back to the dentist!

adam levitsky

Pain-free vacation

Dr. Wakim and her staff are fantastic!!! I had a tooth issue right before I was to leave on vacation and was beyond miserable. Dr. Wakim took care of me last minute on a holiday weekend and I was able to enjoy my vacation pain free. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful Dentist that cares about her patients. Thank you Dr. Wakim!!

wendy horne

All the latest equipment

Great dentist ! Very friendly and helpful staff ! All the latest equipment. Your choice of music. I've had extensive dental work done including, bridges, implants and crowns. They caught the beginnings of gingivitis today and treated it. I'm 100% satisfied !

judy hollick