While proper utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE) is not a new concept to us, we have added additional protocols to ensure we are exceeding all current guidelines.
Your appointment will look a bit different. We ask if you are feeling sick, have a fever, cough, or runny nose to please reschedule your appointment. If you have recently traveled, please schedule your appointment to respect the required 14 day quaratine instituted by the state of Connecticut.
Once you arrive for your appointment, please remain in your car. We ask that you text the office at (860) 590-4867 with your full name to let us know you have arrived. If you cannot text, please call our office at 860-521-6767. We will ask you to complete a health questionaire. A team member will meet you to take your temperature. If your temperature is above 100.4 degrees F, we will reschedule your appointment. Otherwise, our team member will escort you into the office for your appointment.
We require patients to wear a face mask as you enter and leave the office. Patients and team must wash their hands or utilize hand sanitizer prior to each appointment.
We ask that only the patient enter the office for their scheduled appointment or one guardian for our pediatric patients. If you require medical assistance, they may accompany you into your appointment.
The furniture in our waiting room has been arranged in an effort to promote social distancing. Please keep social distancing in mind as you move through the office.
We ask you to contact our office if you notice any changes in your health within 14 days after your appointment.
We practice “universal precautions”. This means that we treat each procedure as if disease could be spread. We are prepared for any potentially communicable disease and have the same exceptionally high standard of care each and every day. We want you to feel confident that we are continually meeting and exceeding the standard of care. Here are just some of our infection control protocols:
Enhanced procedures we have implemented for your safety:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 860-521-6767.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Dr. Alyssa Kievit, DMD
Dr. Robert Kievit, DMD
Dr. Alyssa McIntyre Kievit first committed to the dentistry career path when she was in high school. “I don’t come from a line of dentists so I relied heavily on the dental community to foster my interest and gain insight on how to achieve this goal. I made cold calls to local offices, explaining my interest, and asked if I could work as a volunteer intern. A local orthodontist hired me as an assistant and trained me on the job. I attribute this experience to what really opened the doors for me to begin my career path.”
As a native to Newtown, Connecticut, Dr. Kievit is happy to be practicing in her home state. Dr. Kievit attended Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude with an honors distinction in Biology. She earned her doctorate from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine.
To further her skills, she completed a general dentistry residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, splitting her time between the Upper East Side hospital campus and Harlem satellite dental clinic. “It was here I really learned the importance of breaking down barriers to achieving dental health. Many of my patients did not have access to routine care and came to our clinic embarrassed and feeling quite hopeless. Dentistry is so much more than treating disease. We treat the whole person and I love that my job allows me to improve health and overall happiness.”
When not in the office, Dr. Kievit can be found volunteering with her five year old golden retriever, Lucy. “We named her Lucy because we love Lucille Ball and have spent so many evenings laughing together with her onscreen antics. Lucy has lived up to her name, she is goofy and full of personality.” In December 2017, Lucy was awarded registration with Intermountain Therapy Animals. “Lucy brings so much joy to our lives that we wanted to share that with others. We ultimately would like to work with R.E.A.D, a program designed to promote children’s literacy and communication by reading to dogs.”
Call our office today if you’re looking for a personalized approach to your dental care. We look forward to meeting you!