As your dental health professionals, your well-being is important to us. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), statewide leaders and local and state health officials continue to monitor the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you of the precautions we take every day to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and that we are staying up-to-date on information and protocols surrounding COVID-19.
First and foremost, the health and safety of our patients is our main priority. At all times, we adhere to the highest level of precautions and protocols in our practice to prevent the spread of infection, including COVID-19. For more information about these infection control procedures, please visit the American Dental Association or CDC websites for more information.
At this time, our office is issuing the following guidelines for our patients and upcoming dental appointments:
Currently, under CDC guidelines we are not scheduling any hygiene appointments. We will be available for emergencies and patient-specific cases only.
Patients will be seen one at a time so there will be no exposure from one patient to another:
- If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and contact us to reschedule your appointment. There will be no cancellation or rescheduling fees during this time.
- If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to a country with outbreaks of Coronavirus or if you have been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days before making an appointment to make sure you are free of COVID-19 symptoms. Contact our office and we will reschedule your appointment (again with no cancellation or rescheduling fees).
We will continue to closely monitor updates from the CDC, the ADA, the World Health Organization and our state officials and will keep you informed of any changes to our procedures or appointments as they pertain to the Coronavirus. Please contact us if you have any questions about these guidelines, your oral health needs or your upcoming appointment. We also encourage you to follow the prevention and safety guidelines established by the CDC. We are here for you and your families together we will survive as a stronger and more united community than ever before.
Dr. Platis and Staff