Important Notice Regarding the Covid-19 Virus
We’ve missed seeing you and being at the jobs we love. This global pandemic has affected us all and we just want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we are being responsible and conscientious for our patients and our staff. Your health and safety is our number one priority in the face of this health crisis.
To those who have had to wait for treatment, we apologize. We have now reopened our clinic and assumed continued care. You will notice many changes. Patients are pre-screened before entering our clinic, please be patient. Once you have entered, you will be escorted to your treatment or examination room. We have completed construction within our office so that each room now has floor to ceiling walls to create total separation between operatories. This improves patient privacy and air quality. New doors have been installed, some temporary and will be replaced with permanent doors once they arrive. You will notice that we have now equipped treatment rooms with state of the art HEPA filtration units that help to reduce any risk of disease transmission via aerosols that are produced during dental procedures.
We look different. Our hygienists are wearing gowns that are replaced for every patient, and they are wearing face shields when necessary to protect ourselves and keep you, our valued patients safe. We have installed new glass barriers at our reception desks that are functional and will help keep patients and staff safe. Though a struggle to secure personal protective equipment (PPE), we are finally there.
Our new workflow is a work in progress, but with your patience and understanding we are determined to develop a system that is both safe and efficient. The appointments are longer, there will be greater time set aside between appointments for air cleaning and sterilization and room set up, and we are not able to accommodate as many patients per day, at least at the moment. We will do our best.
We continue to be the same family friendly and professional practice you have all grown to enjoy, but this is a transition period for us all. We want you to know that we take great pride in our work and we are taking the health and safety of our staff and patients very seriously. The changes we have made and will continue to make are in accordance with the regulations mandated by our governing body The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
We look forward to having you back in the office. Stay safe, be patient and remember, we are all in this together.
Dr. Brett Cerqua
East Hill Family Dentistry
Welcome to East Hill Family Dentistry
New Patients and Emergencies Welcome!
At East Hill Family Dentistry, you can count on us to help you through every stage of your dental care. Practicing minimally invasive dentistry, we strive to gain your confidence and provide great care for you and your family.
We are proud to offer care for children and the elderly, evening appointments, and payment arrangements to help make dental care more convenient and accessible for everyone.
Dr. Brett Cerqua has over 10 years of experience in the Quinte area.