Dear Patients and friends,
I hope this letter finds everyone in good health and spirits during these difficult and stressful times.
As many of you know I have struggled with back pain for the last 18 years. Unfortunately, this past September my back issues got to the point where my pain levels and instability forced me to stop treating patients. I was hoping as with previous episodes that I would return to what I loved doing most- which was treating and being with my patients. Sadly, for your safety and mine, this was not to be…
Dentistry has been my passion and love for my career spanning 30 years. Together with my wife Sue whom many of you know, we started our practice with the commitment to bring you the highest quality, technologically advanced and safe treatment in a kind and caring atmosphere. Our pursuit has been pure joy and was never considered a ‘job’ for either one of us.
To our Patients,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. The last several weeks have been trying and we are all anxious to resume a somewhat normal routine. While many things have changed and will continue to evolve, certain things will never change and those are our commitment to staff and patient safety as well as providing excellent dental care.
Infection control has always been and will continue to be a major focus of our practice. These infection control systems have been in place for more than 30 years so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We feel it is important to let everyone know we will continue to follow infection control recommendations made by the ADA, CDC and OSHA. We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance issued.
As a result of the recent pandemic and the ever evolving guidelines we have implemented several new policies that you need to be aware of before your next appointment. We understand some people may not yet feel comfortable enough to continue their dental care. There are many patients with risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, advanced age, etc who may wish to postpone treatment and we encourage you to do so if you are at all concerned. We kindly ask that you continue to follow our office policy and give us at least 24 hours notice. We have patients that had to be rescheduled and who both need and want to be able to come in sooner.
Please reschedule your appointment if you have had or been in contact with anyone with a FEVER, COUGH, HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING, EXPERIENCED LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL, (OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITH THESE SYMPTOMS) IN LAST 14-21 DAYS.
To maintain social distancing we will be requiring all patients to remain in their car and call the office to notify us once you have arrived. When you call our goal will be to review as many items as possible over the phone to limit the time and traffic in the office. These items include but are not limited to:
• Update of insurance information
• Update of contact information
• Review of copays
• Covid-19 questionnaire
• Review of any health changes
• Update of informed consents, fluoride and x-rays