Dear Dental Family,
We are pleased to announce that Barnes Dental Associates will be slowly reopening after many weeks of seeing only emergency patients due to the COVID 19 situation.  While there will be changes in our communication and during your dental visits, our goal, as always, remains to provide the best dental care possible in the safest, most comfortable environment.

Much research and planning has gone into our reopening.  As we have always followed universal precautions in providing safe dental care, some additional steps will now be taken to ensure the safety of the patients and our dental care team.

What we are doing to ensure safety for all:

  • We will ask you to wait in your car prior to your appointment time.  When you arrive, please call the office (309-454-7337), and let us know that you are here.   We will call or text you when your treatment room is ready, and escort you directly in.
  • You will be asked several screening questions at your appointment reminder, and also when you arrive for your appointment.  Your temperature will be taken with a no-touch forehead thermometer.
  • We are attempting to minimize the number of patients in the reception area and at the front desk at one time.
  • The reception area has been rearranged and items such as magazines and children’s books, which can not be easily sanitized, have been removed.
  • High level air purifiers have been installed throughout the office to circulate and clean the office air several times per hour.
  • You will notice that all of our dental care team will be wearing additional personal protective equipment, clinical gowns, face shields, and high level masks.
  • Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • You may be asked to swish and rinse with an antiviral oral solution prior to your treatment.
  • High volume evacuation suction will be used whenever there is a risk of creating aerosols during treatment.
  • Our office exceeds all ADA, CDC, and State of Illinois agencies recommendations for reopening for dental care.

What you can do to help us all:

  • Please wear a mask to your appointment, to minimize exposure to you and our dental team. (Of course you will be asked to remove it when you are ready for treatment)
  • If you have symptoms including a cough, fever, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, or if you have had direct contact with a known COVID + patient, please let us know and reschedule your appointment later in the year.
  • If you are considered medically at risk, please let us know and we may ask you to postpone non-essential treatment.

As your partners in maintaining your dental and overall health, we are excited to return to work and serving you.  It is what we love to do.  Be assured that we will continue to provide the best dental care in the safest and most comfortable environment possible.  We look forward to seeing you all at your next appointment.

Dr. Brad Barnes and the Dental Team at Barnes Dental Associates

Welcome to Barnes Dental Associates!

We are a leading dental practice in Normal, Illinois that offers family and cosmetic dentistry in a friendly environment that makes patients feel at ease and truly cared for! We understand the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile, and that’s why we offer the most advanced treatment options to restore and enhance your teeth.

Dr. Bradley W. Barnes and the team at Barnes Dental Associates are highly trained and have years of experience in several areas of dentistry, including teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental implants, periodontics, dentures, bridges, partials, and sleep apnea treatment. We offer orthodontic treatment using Invisalign®, which straightens teeth using a series of virtually invisible aligners. They are comfortable and ideal for adult patients who are concerned about aesthetics. Our office is also equipped with the most innovative technologies, such as the CEREC system. Using CEREC, we can provide customized ceramic restorations in just one office visit!

Changing lives... one smile at a time – that’s what we do at Barnes Dental Associates!



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