BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the ADA and the CDC, we’re temporarily changing the way our practice operates. We recommend that all of our patients check the CDC’s website for information on the coronavirus and what we can do to slow the spread.
Temporary Changes to Our Schedule
For now, the office will remain closed until the governor’s shelter-in-place directive is modified (hopefully in May?). The front office team (admin, scheduling) are working remotely, monitoring and answering phone calls, texts, and emails.
Most orthodontic problems (like poking wires and loose brackets) can be managed at home until we reopen. We have short video clips that will help on the website. We also have instructions on how to make temporary retainers should you lose your custom made ones. These will hold teeth until we can reopen and make you new custom ones.
If you have rubber band or aligner questions, please call us and send photos so we can help. If you are running out of elastics, please call and send a photo of your bag so we can mail you more. If you have a true dental emergency like significant swelling with pain and infection or trauma, please contact your dentist immediately; if you do not get a prompt response, go to the E.R.
We Are Strong When We Work Together
Right now, one of the best ways that we as healthcare professionals can help to slow the spread of coronavirus is to follow the guidance of these health organizations, and we encourage our patients to do the same. We will be sure to update you about additional changes at our practice.