In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments. The Governor also outlined other directives in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the recent CDC Guidelines and recommendations of the ADA and the IDA we are closing our dental practice to protect not only our patients but to ensure a safe workplace for our employees.
We have already contacted patients that where scheduled for the next three weeks and have scheduled for a later date. If you have an emergency please call our office. We will pre-screen patients by phone prior to any visits to determine if there are any symptoms to the recent COVID 19 virus.
If you are scheduled for an emergeny appointment and will be visiting the practice, we request that you call our office on arrival and we will seat you immediately to reduce numbers in our reception area. At this time we are scheduling patients after April 6, 2020.
If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment.
If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution, you should wait 14 days until you see your dentist to make sure you have not caught the coronavirus.
More information can be found at the ADA’s & Indiana.gov websites
Dr. Lorraine Celis and Dr. Jeannie WU practice general dentistry in her modern dental practice located on Jefferson Boulevard in South Bend, Indiana. Her team of experienced dental professionals offers the highest level of conservative and ethical dentistry to her patients and their family.
Jefferson Dental Center can provide you and your family all phases of general dentistry including hygiene, restorative, crown and bridge as well as oral surgery and removable dentures and partials. We accept most insurance and can offer payment plans in-house or through Care Credit, a nationally known lender for health care needs.
Modern dental restorations, supported by dental implants, look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Their color, shape, and contour are made to match that of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Celis to discuss implant options.