You are likely aware that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has contributed to the shut down of many businesses and services all over the country. In response to this unprecedented change in our social fabric, our office will be making changes to how we are conducting business. The safety of our patients, staff and community are extremely important to us.
For us to minimize the spread of disease we are delaying many procedures that would contribute to the spread of coronavirus because they produce aerosols (small particles of water suspended in the air). We will be contacting patients throughout the coming weeks to reschedule. We apologize but may not be able to accommodate your appointment for at least 6 weeks. This may change due to suggestions from agencies like the CDC and government agencies.
Your Health and Safety
A national shortage of medical equipment has led to executive orders from the government to stop all non-essential and elective dental procedures. To conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves we are not seeing patients so that these supplies can be utilized by medical facilities that are currently treating patients with COVID-19.
We are also encouraging everyone to practice social distancing by staying at home and away from others to slow the spread of COVID-19
Emergency appointments for asymptomatic patients will also be available.
We strive to stay available in any way possible but may not be able to remain at the office depending on governmental requirements.
Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, this is a great time to change your manual toothbrush or your toothbrush head on your electronic toothbrush so that you are using a clean brush!
We suggest that all patients follow the guidelines at the following website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
This is the best time to brush and floss thoroughly. It's time to practice! We will have a video up soon about that - check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 520-297-2297 with any questions about our precautions. Our team is prepared to care for you.
If you are experiencing any symptoms such as coughing, fever, or severe sore throat discuss this with your medical doctor and they can guide you for the next steps.
Christopher Chin, DMD, MPH
Casas Adobes Dentistry, PLLC