Letter to our patients: Infection control procedures

Alouf Dentistry
Stephen B. Alouf, DDS, PC.

To our family of patients!

We hope this communication finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are designed so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

Our planned reopening date is Monday May, 4 2020. 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 540-375-0095, by email at info@aloufdentistry.com, or visit our website at www.aloufdentistry.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Dr. Stephen Alouf and Team


  1. Richard Taylor (For) Barbara Oberman on May 6, 2020 at 8:45 am

    like all the changes you are making in the office to control the spread of the Covid19 virus. And, the safety measures to be taken for patients and to protect the staff too. Thank you very much for your concern for your patients health and safety. As always we will look forward to seeing you and the staff once again as soon as we are able yo make an appointment we will wnjoy seeing one and all again.

    • Alouf Aesthetics Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry on May 6, 2020 at 9:43 am

      We appreciate your support, and we look forward to seeing you again, too!

    • David Burke on May 6, 2020 at 9:48 am

      At this time I am well with no issues. My intent is to be there at 6:30 AM on June 1. Due to the virus I will show up Donut free. My apologies!

      • Alouf Aesthetics Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry on May 6, 2020 at 9:55 am

        Haha! We’ll see you then!

  2. lester Blackwell on May 6, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Roger , Dodger , You old Codger. This ugly
    geezer hopes to keep his appt. If a tree doesn’t fall on me, I’ll be around until I die.

  3. Dr. Stephen Alouf on May 7, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    All of the Team at Alouf Dental took a professional nasal swab test on Monday the 4th of May 2020. This morning we have all received a negative Covid -19 diagnosis from the diagnostic Laboratory and are all excited to continue delivering safe, quality dental care to our patients. We will routinely retest and continue to self screen daily to keep our patients safe.

    • Deborah Maxwell on April 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      I just wanted to know what your prices are for. Implants are a full set I’m a 73 year old woman I just wanted to know if I could ever be able to afford them. Thank you Deborah Maxwell

  4. Janet Weiss on February 28, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Question: what is the cost of a 3 tooth implant, where I lost them due to dentist mistakes, and wearing braces at 50 years old. I have United healthcare Medicare advantage insurance.

  5. Maria Duval on April 8, 2021 at 1:26 am

    What is the general cost for upper implants only? I am trying to save as I’m sure Medicaid won’t pay for it. Also I have had TMJ jaw surgery years ago and have a lot of metal in my jaw. Can implants still be done in my case? Please let me know otherwise I will get regular upper dentures. My teeth are breaking and falling out ever since my cancer treatments since 2017.
    I will wait for your response.
    Thank you