As I hope all of you know, our vision here is to partner with patients with the goal of achieving long-term oral and overall health for all those we are honored to serve. In light of the current novel coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting us here in the US and abroad, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the precautions we are -and have always- taken at our office to ensure your (and our) health, safety, and well-being.
We always have used and will continue to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures in our office, and our record proves that they work really well!
Be reassured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employ are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. In addition to the routine steps we take, we are being even more vigilant of all the areas in the office. Surfaces in the reception area, front desk area, consultation area and restrooms, which would normally be cleaned and disinfected daily, are now being disinfected multiple times throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in all areas of the practice for your use.
We also ask you for your help in keeping everyone safe. Follow the recommendations for best practices to avoid spreading the virus. Washing your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is of utmost importance. Wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizer if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water. Avoid touching your face. Cough into your shoulder or elbow, not your hand.
If you are not feeling well, have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please contact your physician and call our office to reschedule any upcoming appointments. Our team (who are also being diligent about their own health) will be available prior to your next visit to make sure you are well and to answer any questions or concerns. If you are not well, we will help you reschedule the current appointment with no fee and so you can stay on track with your care!
It is in everyone’s best interest to continue your routine healthcare, including dental care, especially yours! During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge. Please know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
or the World Health Organization’s website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019. Stay safe and healthy— and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Sheila Brush and Team