COVID Health & Safety Precautions

Policies and procedures to help keep everyone safe and healthy.

After issuing a mandate to cease all non-essential dental services in March and April in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the state of Iowa has since allowed dentist offices to resume normal operations. Kimball & Beecher is proud to be able to continue to serve as the dental provider of choice for Iowans across the state. But in order to do so moving forward, we recognize the need to implement a number of precautionary measures to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our patients and staff.

We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we work together to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. The care and comfort of our patients has always been our priority, and these precautionary measures are a reflection of that commitment.

Please review the full list of policies and procedures below. If you have questions or concerns about any of our health and safety precautions, contact us at 319-224-0771.

Please do not schedule or attend an appointment if:

  • You feel ill or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (i.e. fever or chills, coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, etc.).
  • You have been in recent contact with a person or persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 or experienced any of the associated symptoms.
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19. Please wait until you have received a negative testing result before scheduling a dental care appointment.

What to know before your dental care appointment:

  • Once you have scheduled an appointment, we will send you a prescreening questionnaire via email. Your responses will help us assess the likelihood that you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 and then make a determination regarding the status of your appointment based on that risk assessment.
  • We ask that you please make plans to attend your appointment alone, if possible, to reduce the number of people in our office at one time.

What to do at your dental care appointment:

  • Please wear a face mask. They are required in each of our offices, and are only to be removed when a member of our staff is cleaning or examining your teeth.
  • We will perform a temperature check upon your arrival.
  • Seating will be limited in the waiting area and we ask that you please practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of at least six feet, if possible, between you and any other person. Please try not to arrive too far in advance of your appointment, and we will also try to minimize the amount of time you have to spend in the waiting area. We may ask you to wait outside if the waiting area has become congested.

Emergency Dental Care:

  • Patients in need of emergency dental care can continue to call our main number -- (319) 224-0771 -- for access to our 24/7 after-hours call system.

Telehealth Appointments:

  • We are not currently offering virtual care at this time.

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