COVID-19 Screening Questions and Appointment Confirmation

Please review the questions below and if you answer NO to both questions please make sure to confirm your appointment by replying “Confirm” to the text message you have likely received or call the office.  We are required by State of Michigan OSHA to screen our patients for COVID-19 before and during your appointment. THANK YOU for your patience and understanding as we strive to maintain a safe environment for everyone!

1. In the last 14 days have you had any symptoms of COVID 19?
(fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, chills, muscle aches, headaches, or loss of
sense of taste or smell)

2. Have you been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2

weeks?

**If you answer yes to either question please call our office at 989-224-2319 regarding your appointment.** 

Although some mask-wearing restrictions have been lifted, as a provider of dental services and in accordance with professional licensure of our providers, we must continue to follow the State of Michigan’s OSHA rules which require mask-wearing, social distancing and screening protocols for all patients and employees. When you arrive for your appointment please remain in your car and call us at 989-224-2319 and choose option 1 for arrivals. We may have you wait in your car to allow for social distancing in our waiting room. After instruction to come in, please wear your mask and head to the window to have your temperature taken. 

Lastly, fully vaccinated patients do not need to have their temperatures checked or call from the parking lot when they arrive. If you would like to update your vaccine status with our office you can text us or email us this information or let us know at your appointment.

​If you are unable to make your appointment, it is important that you call us at 989-224-2319 as soon as possible so we can make other arrangements.

​Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

 


Changes for our Patients due to Covid-19

As we welcome you to our office, we want to reassure you that your safety is our number one goal.

We are following advice and guidance from the CDC, State of MI OSHA and our professional organizations to keep you, our other patients and our staff safe from infection.

Some safety protocols include:

  • We will ask you screening questions during confirmation for your appointment and before we begin care.
  • We continue to follow social distancing guidelines in our waiting room and require all patients, visitors and staff to wear a mask inside our office.
  • We may ask you to call us upon your arrival and wait in your car instead of the waiting room.
  • We will ask that you come alone to your appointment. If necessary, one caregiver or family member may come in with a patient.
  • We will continue to take temperatures of all unvaccinated patients.
  • We will be employing different clinical techniques and tools to reduce the production and spread of aerosols during your dental care. For some of our patients these techniques will not be new.
  • Our dentists, dental assistants and hygienists will continue to wear extra personal protective equipment including face shields and gowns.
  • We will continue to use air filtration in all rooms.
  • You will be asked to report any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to our office within 14 days of your visit.

Dr. Erin Scherer Joining Koenigsknecht Dentistry

Dr. Erin Scherer of Koenigsknecht Dentistry

We have some exciting news to share with our patient family. As many of you know, Dr. Don retired in April and although he may be taking care of patients from time-to-time, we are pleased to announce that a new dentist will be joining us this month. Her name is Dr. Erin Scherer (pronounced like the singer Cher) and she has been practicing for over 4 years in Lansing. She’s an MSU Honors graduate and went to dental school at the University of Minnesota. She lives with her husband and 1 year old son Trip in Bath – where she grew up. We are very excited to have her join us and continue our tradition of quality dentistry and treating you like family.

Learn more about Dr. Erin here.