Hi! My name is Abby, I have been a dental hygienist at Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins for 10 years now. Born and raised in Denton, I love being back in my hometown helping patients get healthy. I have been in the dental field now for 15 years. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, I was a dental assistant. I graduated from dental hygiene school in 2013. When not working, I enjoy spending all of my time with my husband, Josh and my 2 children, Claire and Carston.
When our patients update their medical histories, we have been actively screening them to learn about any history of travel or signs of infection like cough, fever or shortness of breath.
Before performing any dental procedures, we have been taking everyone’s temperature. This is our new routine protocol during assessment of all patients.
All patients and team members are required to perform proper hand hygiene by washing their hands thoroughly.
Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
At our office, we have a strict policy to only practice dentistry when the right protective equipment is in place. We always wear surgical masks and eye protection. Masks are changed between patients. Rest assured, we are fully stocked in dental supplies.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Throughout the day, we are rigorously cleaning all public areas in our office, including the reception area, bathroom, and operatories. This intensive cleaning includes everything from door handles to chairs.
Proper Social Distancing
You can rest assured that we are practicing proper social distancing in our office. We are actively working to make sure that patients are 6 feet or more away from others. We are encouraging patients to come in at their exact appointment time so that no one is waiting in our office.