An Important COVID‑19 Announcement
Hello Taylor Dentistry friends and family!
We are happy to share the news that we are re-open for business per the recent Phase 1 announcement by Governor
DeSantis! With this exciting news comes some expected changes at our practice and
how we will go about patient care.
Please continue to be patient with us as we work to re-schedule the over 300 people
who had their appointments cancelled due to the mandatory shut down. That is a lot
of patient appointments to reschedule! Also, you may have a few minutes more wait
time upon arrival depending on Covid questions and clearances and because we will
minimize how many people are in the office at a time.
Alachua County is recommending residents wear masks. We welcome you into our office
with your mask on and will simply have you remove it once you are seated in a
treatment room for your care. A limited number of patients with masks will be
permitted to wait in the lobby.
If you arrive and do not have a mask, we will simply ask you to wait in your car
until one of the team is ready to call you in. We have a small quantity of masks
right now and cannot give them away.
It is also extremely important NOT TO WEAR GLOVES into our office. We don’t know
where those gloves have been! We have ample hand sanitizer throughout
Here is a brief review of several changes that are already in place or will soon be
- You will notice our team members in more layers of protective gear! That means
we will have to smile with our eyes since you won’t be able to see the smiles on
our faces! Also, handshakes and hugs will unfortunately need to be avoided. Feet
or fist bumps will be welcomed!
- You will be asked “Covid-19” clearance questions either by phone, by a text link
sent with your appointment reminder, or by a team member upon arrival to
- We will do pre-procedure mouth rinses to help minimize bacteria in the mouth
prior to initiating care. Many of you were already in the habit of doing this in
the patient restroom. We will now be having you do this in the treatment
- Our hygienists will be implementing some fun new gadgets for your cleanings and
periodontal care that aim in reduction of aerosols. Most of what hygiene will
implement are measures that have already been in place for treatment rendered
with Dr. Taylor. We will now broaden that out for hygiene patients as well.
- We will soon have air purifiers in each room! This is something we are very
excited about since they are not only designed to cut down on viruses but also
create a general improvement in air quality for our team and patients.
Fortunately, dentistry is a profession that was already very intentional about
disinfection and sterilization. If you have specific questions, please ask so that
we can give you comfort and peace of mind for your care.