Due to the rising spread and growing concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office has made the difficult decision to “postpone all elective and non-essential” treatment until further notice. This includes all forms of cleanings and restorative work (fillings, crowns, etc).
We will, however, be open on a limited basis to help individuals experiencing an urgent dental problem. This would be situations of swelling, infection, or severe pain. At the request of the health department, we are remaining open for these emergencies in order to help lift the burden of dental emergencies in urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms. We will only be offering this service to patients that are current and existing patients. We will also be screening all emergency calls to determine if emergency care is indicated.
In addition, for those individuals requiring emergency care, we will be providing a very thorough screening process, including a temperature reading for the patient and very detailed questions regarding possible illness or contact with other ill persons. Our office has adopted a very rigorous disinfection procedure and are monitoring the health of the staff daily. We want to emphasize that while we are open for emergencies, we also want to express our precautions for everyone’s safety.
The limited information available from the state at this time, indicates that we will be asked to remain closed for at least two to three weeks. We will be contacting all patients, that need to be rescheduled, by phone in the next day or two. We will do our very best to get everyone scheduled as quickly as possible to ensure we stay as close to regularly scheduled visits as possible.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 253-851-8151 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your patience during this rapidly changing and uncertain time.
*On a personal note, please make every effort possible to follow any guidelines put forth by our local agencies. The sooner we can control this infection, the sooner we will be able to get back to our normal lives.
-Dr. Michelle and Team