Disclosures

Oakes Family Dentistry Disclosures - Notice of Non-Discrimination Practices


COVID-19

Your health and safety is a top priority at Oakes Family Dentistry. Dr. Oakes and his staff are pleased to announce that our team has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We kindly ask that you participate in our process to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If you are not feeling well, or if you think that you may have been exposed to the virus at any time prior to your appointment, please let us know so that we can reschedule your appointment for a later time.

 

· Our appointments will be managed to allow for more time in between patients as well as reducing the number of patients in our practice at any one time.

· We ask that you wear a mask prior to entering our practice, and to always keep it on while in our office. One of our staff will let you know when it is time to take your mask off and when to put it back on. We ask that come alone to your appointment to minimize the number of patients we have in the practice.

· When you arrive, please call us from your car. We will let you know when it’s time come to the office. One of our friendly staff members will meet you at our front door.

· Prior to entering, we will take your temperature with a zero contact thermometer. We also check your blood pressure and O2 saturation for an added level of safety.

· We ask that you use hand sanitizer upon entering our practice and throughout your stay. You will find hand sanitizers in multiple areas throughout our practice.

Dr. Oakes and our hygienist are using aerosol suction technology to reduce the amount of aerosols in the air. These devices are placed near the mouth of the patient to create a vacuum that prevents harmful particles from entering the atmosphere of our practice.

Dr. Oakes and his staff sincerely appreciate your effort to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases by following our process. This added level of protection allows us to provide you with a safe and clean environment for you and your family. Please contact our office in Vancouver, WA if you have any questions. Thank you and stay safe.


Notice of Nondiscrimination - ACA Section 1557

Discrimination is Against the Law

[Name of covered entity] complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. [Name of covered entity] does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

[Name of covered entity]:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact [Name of Civil Rights Coordinator]

If you believe that [Name of covered entity] has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: [Name and Title of Civil Rights Coordinator], [Mailing Address], [Telephone number ], [TTY number—if covered entity has one], [Fax], [Email]. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, [Name and Title of Civil Rights Coordinator] is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.


Statement of Nondiscrimination - ACA Section 1557

[Name of covered entity] complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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Oakes Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael Oakes, DMD
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Oakes Family Dentistry

1111 East Reserve St, Vancouver, Washington 98661

Phone: (360) 695-6066