Coronavirus Update

As of October 19, 2022, face coverings will no longer be mandatory at Savin Dental Associates. (see information below)

Our doctors, hygienists and clinical assistants will continue to wear protective coverings during treatment.  This will be monitored and subject to change on a weekly basis as recommended by the CDC.

**Governor Pritzker has issued a new executive order with changes to healthcare that more closely align Illinois with the updated guidance from U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).  The new executive order requires healthcare facilities, including dental offices, to follow the CDC guidance for face coverings. The CDC has issued guidance for face coverings based on community transmission levels. The following is an excerpt from the CDC guidance: 

  • When SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission levels are not high, healthcare facilities could choose not to require universal source control. However, even if source control is not universally required, it remains recommended for individuals in healthcare settings.

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UPDATED: June 22nd, 2022

Throughout the "shelter-in-place" order, dental offices were classified as an "essential business." While some dental offices elected to not see patients in the month of April, 2020, we used that time to treat emergency patients as well as prepare our staff and reconfigure our office.

Because of our preparedness with PPE (personal protective equipment) and infection control, we were able to resume all dental procedures as of early May, 2020. Our new protocols have successfully kept staff and patients healthy.


  • Every member of our team is fully vaccinated. Anyone with any symptoms will be sent home.
  • Anyone entering our office will be asked to sanitize their hands before they proceed to the treatment rooms.
  • All staff are wearing surgical masks throughout the day.
  • All dental providers are wearing KN95/N95/ASTM Level 3 surgical masks. Depending on the procedure being performed, face shields, hair coverings, gowns/jackets may be used.
  • Each room is equipped with a HEPA air purifier.
  • All rooms are disinfected between patient visits with a highly effective surface disinfectant, EPA registered, hospital-grade 1-minute disinfectant certified to be active against SARS-COV2 especially when used with other infection mitigating practices.

While this list is not exhaustive of all the steps we are taking, it does highlight some of the more impactful measures we have implemented to prevent infection.


Our patient protocols exceed the current recommendations for social distancing and infection control suggested by the ADA and CDC.

Please note that by confirming your appointment with Savin Dental Associates your are also verifying the following:

  • You have NOT tested positive for COVID-19 (or come in contact with someone who has tested positive) in the last 14 days.
  • You have NOT experienced any Covid-related symptoms (including any flu-like symptoms, a temperature above 99.1 degrees or experiencing a loss of taste or smell in the last 14 days).


  • Maks are still required in ALL medical settings, therefore please keep your mouth and nose covered with a mask at all times. You will be informed by your provider when it is safe to  remove it.

  • Our staff member will provide you with hand sanitizer.

  • Once in the treatment room, you will be asked to rinse with an antibacterial/antiviral mouth rinse.

  • At the end of your appointment you will re-wear your own mask.

These protocols will be in place as long as we feel they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of our patients and staff. It is our commitment to make this experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible.


  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Take contaminated masks off using the elastic ear loops while not touching the front of the mask itself. If wearing gloves, follow this video protocol for the safe removal of gloves.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. This will allow your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.

If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the CDC.GOV website.

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