To ensure your health and the health of our team members, our practice maintains the highest standards of infection control and sterilization. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also implemented additional precautions to ensure that our office is a safe and healthy environment for each person who visits.

We follow universal precautions in our operatories and office, including the use of PPE. Additionally, we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant at least once each hour.

For the protection of all our patients and our team, we request that you cancel and reschedule your appointment if you are ill or exhibit symptoms of an illness. Some illnesses and symptoms that indicate you should reschedule your appointment include:

  • A cold or the flu
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Severe headaches or body aches
  • Muscle, stomach or chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Active tuberculosis (TB)
  • Mumps, measles or chickenpox
  • Other contagious diseases

If you or someone you are in close contact with has recently traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19 or another infectious disease, or if you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined as a precaution, please notify our team. We may request that you reschedule your appointment.

We also encourage you to use the links below to find additional information about COVID-19:

Our office will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Prouse, our dentist in El Cajon, California, please contact our office at (619) 444-6195.