COVID 19 Updates

May 13, 2020

Dear Patient,

We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back as of May 18, 2020.  The State of Pennsylvania is now allowing dentists to resume non-emergency care.

Our practice has incorporated many new upgraded disinfection protocols to address COVID-19 to ensure a safe environment for you and our staff. We are following the American Dental Association (ADA), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations.

We are one of the first in the Pittsburgh area to incorporate the use of hospital-grade UVC light to clean our practice operatories, sterilization area, front desk, reception room, staff lounge and restroom.  This is not required technology however we have chosen this disinfection method to ensure the cleanest environment. When you see a blue light emanating from one of our treatment rooms this is the new technology in action.

In addition to the UV light we will be using protocols for infection control best suited to destroy COVID-19 and other pathogens.  This will occur before and after your appointment.  These stringent methods will sanitize our clinical and all common areas for your safety.

As for our PPE (personal protective equipment) you will notice that our staff members will be wearing masks and the clinical team will have gowns, N95 or KN95 masks and wear face shields during your treatment. Every room will have an industrial grade HEPA filter unit. 

PATIENT ARRIVAL: When you arrive for your appointment you will proceed directly off the elevator on the 9th floor Bridge to Montefiore Hospital for temperature screening, a mask and a sticker.  Please use this new mask in lieu of the one you may already be wearing so all Kaufman Building patients are afforded the same level of protection. We appreciate that UPMC is implementing this extra step and handling the screening in advance of your entrance to our suite.

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your well-being and optimal dental care.  We look forward to seeing you and are available to answer any questions by calling 412-681-7171 or emailing at frontdesk@stephenmmiller.com.

Sincerely,

The Team at Miller Center for Comprehensive Dentistry

Dr. Stephen M. Miller, Judy, Derick, Kathy and Peggy