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COVID-19 Consent Form
Thank you for your continued trust in our practice. As with the transmission of any communicable disease like a cold or the flu, you may be exposed to COVID-19, also known as “Coronavirus,” at any time or in any place. Be assured that we have always followed state and federal regulations and recommended universal personal protection and disinfection protocols to limit transmission of all diseases in our office and continue to do so.
Despite our careful attention to sterilization, disinfection, and use of personal barriers, there is still a chance that you could be exposed to an illness in our office, just as you might be at your gym, grocery store, or favorite restaurant. “Social Distancing” nationwide has reduced the transmission of the Coronavirus. Although we have taken measures to provide social distancing in our practice, due to the nature of the procedures we provide, it is not possible to maintain social distancing between the patient, orthodontist, orthodontic staff and sometimes other patients at all times.
I accept the risks and give Messenger Orthodontics and Dr. Jennifer Messenger consent to perform orthodontic treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak.
I understand that based on what is currently known about COVID-19 the spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts. I understand that close contact can occur from being within approximately 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time or by having direct contact with infectious secretions from someone with COVID-19.
I understand that carriers of COVID-19 may not show symptoms but may still be highly contagious.
I also understand that dental procedures have the potential to include aerosol-generating procedures as well as anticipated splashes and sprays, which are some of the ways that COVID-19 can be spread.