BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the Center for Disease Control, (CDC) and the American Association of Orthodontics, (AAO) we are 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
Until further notice, we will not be treating patients except for emergencies.
There will be someone in the office during our regular office hours to answer the phone and to answer your questions.
As soon as this quarantine is lifted, and we can build a schedule, we will be contacting you to set up appointments.
An emergency is defined as Pain, Infection, or bleeding.
If you have an emergency – or think you have an emergency – please call our office to explain your situation.
If the answering machine picks up please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
To greatly minimize your chances of having an emergency please strictly follow the guidelines to avoid hard or sticky foods. Ninety-Nine percent of the emergencies we see are due to breakage and could have been avoided.
Since our wires and braces are designed to continue to move teeth for many months this situation should not significantly slow down your treatment unless you start to break your braces or wires. NOW IS THE TIME TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL! WATCH YOUR FOODS!
To avoid infection and bleeding Please BRUSH AND FLOSS!
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.
Remember we are here for you if you need us.
Thank you for understanding.
We love all our patients!
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.