Welcome to the Newsletter of Karen Archer, D.D.S.

COVID-19 Updates Below

September 2020

September has arrived and we are moving along very nicely here at the office. Your patience and understanding during the last few months have been wonderful and we thank you greatly.

We have some great news to share!!! Dr. Archer has been selected as a finalist for the Leamington Business Excellence awards in the "Positive Professional" category and we are so proud!

We continue to ask our patients to wait in their vehicles and call us when they arrive at the office, a mask must be worn. We will continue to take temperatures on all patients and caregivers, and as directed only patients will be permitted into the clinical area.

We have always excelled at providing our patients with the highest level of infection control standards and ensure patient safety throughout the entire office, we will continue to ensure your health and safety each time you walk through our doors. We do ask that you answer all screening questions honestly and advise us if there has been any contact with a Covid-19 positive case if you have traveled outside of Ontario within 14 days of your appointment and/or if you have any symptoms.

Please note our updated hours:

Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:30pm

Our team knows the true definition of teamwork and this is what has kept us rolling along so nicely. Every member of our team brings so much positivity, motivation, and encouragement through the doors every single morning and for this, we are very grateful.

With this being said...these girls deserve a little break. Our team runs as a well-oiled machine and we need all of the parts to provide you with the best dental care. We canceled our July vacation this year and instead we will be closed Monday, August 31st until Tuesday, September 8th.

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence.

  • Upon entrance to the office, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and put on a mask if you aren’t already wearing one.
  • You will be screened a second time using the Covid self-assessment questions from the Ministry of Health as well as reading and signing a risk form. Your temperature will be taken with a no-touch forehead thermometer. If your temperature is over 38’C, you will be asked to reschedule your appt and seek medical assessment.
  • You will be met at the white door to the clinic area by your hygienist. You will be brought to 1 of the 3 rooms that have been sealed with a door and which have their own air purifier in them. This may not be the room you have had your hygiene appointments in the past.
  • Your hygienist will be wearing enhanced PPE including an N95 mask, full body isolation gown and face shield during the appointment as mandated by the CDHO.
  • We have invested in PureVac high volume suction adapters for the hygienists to use. This greatly reduces aerosols.
  • When you enter the treatment room, you will be asked to remove your mask and swish for 30 seconds with either Peroxyl or Betadine mouth rinse.
  • From there the appt will proceed much as it has in the past. The CDHO guidelines state to keep appts as short as possible and therefore they may not be as much social time or ‘chit-chat’.
  • When the appt is completed, the hygienist will remain in the treatment room and direct you to the front desk. This reduces the risk of aerosols produced in the room transferring to other areas of the office. You will be asked to don your mask again and sanitize hands before leaving the office.
  • As per RDCSO and CDHO guidelines, no parents or caregivers will be allowed in rooms where aerosol-generating procedures are taking place. As explained above, this is most hygiene appointments. If the parent or caregiver requests to be in the room, the CDHO requires they wear all the enhanced PPE that hygienists wear (disposable N95 mask, gloves, isolation gown and face shield).

  • Quality Dental Care You Can Trust for the Whole Family

    Do you want to restore your smile with dental implants? Are you interested in teeth whitening for a brighter smile? Or perhaps you want to learn more about dental sealants? No matter your dental care needs, Drs. Archer and Weisshaar are here to help!

    For many years, the office of Karen Archer, D.D.S. has been providing quality dental services to patients of all ages in Leamington, Ontario and the surrounding areas. Drs. Archer and Weisshaar, along with their friendly dental staff, go out of their way to make sure every patient feels relaxed and comfortable during their appointment.

    Utilizing well-proven technology and materials, we are able to ensure that we are detecting any problem areas early. By detecting decay and other problems early and treating them conservatively, we are able to help our patients avoid costly dental procedures.

    Achieve the Beautiful Smile You Deserve

    Our dental team continues to keep up to date with any changes occurring in the world of dentistry, in order to provide the highest quality of care to every patient. We also take the time to discuss one-on-one with every patient about their dental options and what best fits their individual needs.

    Thank you for visiting our website. On these pages you will find valuable information about us and our services. Whether you are a new or existing patient, if you have any questions feel free to contact us at 519-326-3313. We look forward to hearing from you!

    If you experience a dental emergency during the office closure please call our office at 519-326-3313 for emergency contact information.