In addition, the college is asking that patients bring their own masks with them to their appointments and wear them while in the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. All patients, faculty, residents, staff and students are required to wear a mask at all times. Patients will be directed when it is safe to take their mask off for their procedure.
At this time, the college will not be allowing visitors to accompany adult patients to their appointments. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for adult patients who require assistance from a guardian or caregiver. Pediatric patients (i.e., patients who are 18 years of age or younger) may be accompanied by one parent or guardian over the age of 18. Please note: designated chairs, which are spaced to allow for social distancing, will be available for patients and their visitors outside of each clinic.
The college is taking the COVID-19 epidemic seriously and will continue to monitor Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA) and Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) guidelines, as well as orders from the Governor of Oklahoma. We will continue to make adjustments to our clinic operations as needed. The health of our patients, faculty, residents, staff and students is of the utmost importance.
The University of Oklahoma is proactively monitoring COVID-19. Stay updated with the latest updates and resources, including what’s being done to mitigate the risk to the OU Community, how you can stay mentally and physically healthy, and interim campus and college procedure changes. For more information, visit HSC COVID.