Coronavirus Update

At Mohr Orthodontics, we have always used universal health care precautions as outlined by organizations such as The American Dental Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, among others.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and affects our lives, communities, and businesses, we want to make sure our patients and families are aware of the steps we have always taken to ensure a healthy and sanitary experience – as well as additional steps since the rise of COVID-19. The health and safety of patients, families, and employees is our top priority.

We have added or enhanced our health and safety precautions in the following ways:

  • Patient, family member, and employee wellness
    • Screening procedures regarding potential COVID exposure or symptoms
    • Temperature screening
  • Distancing and protective equipment
    • Temporary reduction in patient volume based on state-issued guidance
    • Mask-wearing for everyone inside the practice except as necessary for patients during procedures
    • Minimal use of in-office waiting area
    • Patient check-in via remote text/call upon arrival
    • Optional curbside retainer delivery and instruction
    • Added chair-side air suction and HEPA filtration systems
    • Additional barriers between patients and staff
    • Barriers between some treatment areas as a precaution for certain procedures
    • Use of light scanning and 3D printing to create models and reduce use of impressions
    • Minimized use of high-speed dental equipment and it is done only in a treatment area with additional barriers
  • Increased disinfecting and cleaning
    • Installed new hospital grade HEPA and ultraviolet air filtration units
    • Additional patient hand sanitizing stations and we ask patients to wash hands upon arrival
    • Additional employee hand washing and sanitization procedures
    • High-contact surfaces sanitized throughout the day – including patient check-in counter, door handles, and table-tops
    • Additional patient treatment area sanitizing procedures after every visit
    • Reduced computer and pen use in the office with electronic signature as well as staff data input
    • Enhanced evening janitorial services

We adhere to guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the American Dental Association, and guidance outlined by the New Mexico Department of Health. We monitor health and safety recommendations and adjust our procedures based on the most current guidelines.