Our team is actively monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and want to assure you that we have developed a coordinated strategy across our practice to address the issue as it evolves. In compliance with ADA and CDC recommendations, our office is now open, but we want to share various precautions and recommendations to help ensure that you, and those around you, stay healthy.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a detailed guide to help you understand the steps and precautions dental professionals are being asked to take to ensure your health and safety. Offices are being asked to follow the same stringent cleaning and disinfection strategies used during flu season. Additionally, they are receiving recommendations for ways to decrease risk through no-touch receptacles, reducing potential exposure in small or crowded waiting rooms by offering patients the option to wait in their car or somewhere else close-by and receive a phone call or text message when it is their turn for treatment, as well as extra care when assisting patients who may have a cough or other respiratory symptoms.
For important updates and the latest information about Coronavirus, we strongly recommend reviewing and following the Novel Coronavirus guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Keeping You and Your Loved Ones Healthy
In alignment with CDC recommendations, we encourage the practice of active and appropriate hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve. If you don’t feel well, please stay at home.
We know there is a strong connection between oral health and overall health, so it’s especially important you do all you can to stay healthy by brushing and flossing. Gum disease can weaken your immune system. Being active in maintaining your dental health can supplement your immune system.
For more information and tips to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, check out the Red Cross’ Coronavirus: Safety and Readiness Tips for You.
We will continue to actively monitor information about Coronavirus from the CDC, ADA and other public health agencies and provide updates through our website, Twitter and Facebook social media channels. Our top priority is to continue meeting the needs of our patients and enrollees and ensure your health and safety. We hope you and your family continue to stay safe.