Why you may have to pay extra at OTHER dental offices (not ours) at your next appointment:
The American Dental Association recognizes the extraordinary circumstances dentists and their patients face as we navigate the COVID pandemic. The cost of infection control procedures has skyrocketed and dental offices are facing a significant financial challenge navigating this environment. Further, costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and shoe covers, has increased due to supply shortages with prices variable across the nation. Operatory protective barriers, protective equipment for front office staff, additional disinfection protocols and other administrative or engineering controls (e.g. isolation systems, air purifiers, filters, etc.) are adding overhead for dental offices.
In the long-term, dentists whose overhead has remarkably changed, may choose to charge a “COVID-19” fee due to experiencing significant cost increases.
Elden Street Dental Care is NOT charging any additional fees nor are we increasing our prices.
A growing number of dental offices across the country are charging patients an "infection control fee."