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COVID Safety Measures

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 made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We would like to tell you about the infection control procedures our practice follows to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). By the time of your appointment you may notice some changes to the below protocols we have put in place. This is due to the ever-evolving information coming from the above governing bodies and we pride ourselves on adhering to the most recent, up-to -date guidance of these agencies. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment to add to your health record. This will allow you to have a more streamlined check-in.

  • We are asking that patients arriving to their appointments remain in their vehicles and reply to check-in text (preferred) or call us when you arrive. A face mask or nose & mouth covering is required when entering our office.
  • You will be asked some screening questions when you check into the office.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided and patient’s will be requested to rinse with hydrogen peroxide for any aerosol generating dental procedures.
  • Payment will be collected via phone at check in for any balance, co-payment or other payments that are due.
  • Our office will remain closed to guests as to reduce the number of people in the office at any one time. Only the patient being seen will be allowed into the office. Children ages 8 and up will be asked to come back to the treatment room without a parent accompanying them. Exceptions will be made for new patient children and on a case by case basis. We have a video conference option for parents to be able to see their child during their visit as they wait in the vehicle.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment as well as allowing greater time between patient visits.
  • If you have traveled outside of the country 10-days before your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule your visit with our office per CDC, state or local government recommendations.

Our PPE include N95/KN95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, face shields, and hair coverings. We also employ the use of treatment room protective barriers and sneeze guard barriers, other engineering controls such as officewide medical grade HEPA filter air purifiers, and added disinfection protocols. You can feel safe knowing we are following the pandemic related safety recommendations of the leading governing bodies in healthcare including the CDC, OSHA and the American Dental Association. These steps will help to ensure the safety of our patients and your dedicated team at North Aurora Smiles.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our safety measures. Thank you for choosing North Aurora Smiles to be your dental home. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you soon.

Success Stories

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.