As of March 16, 2020 the ADA and the IDA recommend that all dental offices close except for emergency service.
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). As an ADA member dentist and dental practice, our office will be rescheduling patients with non emergency and elective procedures until April 6th, 2020.
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 are only seeing patients with emergency needs. This includes:
Broken tooth, or overall inability to chew.
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.
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