Office Updates Relating to COVID-19

Richard D. Alston DDS, MSD is committed to keeping our community safe.

We are asking that you consider your health before keeping any pending appointment. Our office adheres to strict guidelines recommended by the CDC. Our facility is disinfected several times a day. All exam rooms and clinical areas are cleaned after each patient. We are practicing social distancing and limiting the number of patients in our building.

Despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee your safety. You are making the decision to come to your appointment and accepting the risk when you enter our facility.

If you do not feel safe, do not enter the building. Call to reschedule your appointment.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or meet the below criteria, your appointment must be rescheduled:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cold or Flu
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Traveled to New York City, California, New Orleans, Detroit, or any other hot spots inside or outside of the country in the past 2-14 days
  • Been exposed to or caring for someone with COVID-19 in the past 2-14 days
  • Please contact your primary health care provider or if you develop life-threatening symptoms call 911.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your appointment. Please wear a mask or a cloth shielding your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Only the patient is allowed in with the following exceptions: a minor child with parent, and handicapped needing assistance
  • Upon arrival, we will take your temperature and go over a health history check about your possible exposure to Covid 19
  • Patients running a temperature of 100.4 or highe will need to reschedule their appointment. Please call us to do so.
  • A limited number of patients will be allowed in the building.
  • You may be asked to wait in your car.
  • Please follow sneeze and cough etiquette. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or into your shirt.
  • Once you have gone through the screening process you will proceed to the hand wash station before continuing to the clinical area.