For our patients,
We sincerely hope that you, your friends, and family have remained in good health during these difficult and unfamiliar times. We want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus by implementing stringent preventative sanitary measures in our office. We will continue to do so to maximize protection for our patients as well as our staff.
In light of the rapidly growing developments regarding official responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) as well as American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that all dental practices voluntarily suspend all non-essential and non-urgent dental care for at least 3 weeks. This recommendation reflects continuing concern for the safety, health, and well-being of our entire community and our country.
In complying with this recommendation and upholding our responsibility to public safety, our office will temporarily discontinue providing non-essential and non-urgent treatments starting on March 23 until April 20, 2020. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we believe that these precautions must be taken to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff members, and community.
So, what are non-essential and non-urgent treatments?
- Hygienist appointments (Cleaning)
- Minor restorations/fillings or sealants
- Dull toothache
- Small crack in tooth
- Small chip in tooth
- Small lost filling without pain
- Minor bleeding gum without pain
- Minor loose tooth without pain
We will, however, continue to be available with implementation of stringent asepsis for all other essential and urgent treatments throughout this time. We do cordially request that you inform our office prior to the appointment if you have any signs and symptoms related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection so that we can direct you to the proper health care facilities.
The following are some of the minor symptoms:
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose & Sneezing
- Muscle Aches & Pain
So, what should I do if I have urgent dental needs?
- Call our office to speak with our staff, leave a text message or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly help you to set up an appointment.
For those patients who have existing non-essential and non-urgent treatments scheduled during this time, we will be in contact with you or you may reach out to us to conveniently reschedule your appointments.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions via phone or text at 301-948-4378 . As always, we are here to address any and all concerns you may have. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in our office sometime soon.
With best wishes and much gratitude for your continued confidence,
Patrick C. Lee, DDS FICOI and Staff