Important Information Regarding COVID-19
UPDATE MAY 1ST, 2020
Good news!! We will be returning to see patients next week starting on Monday May 4th!!
We couldn’t be more excited to get back to work!! We have received NUMEROUS phone calls and texts in the past few weeks of people wanting to get their regular teeth cleaning and exams. We are happy to be able to provide that for you beginning this week!
We also want to say thank you to the many patients who checked in on us and wished us well during this time. In this time of crisis, youwere so thoughtful to think of us. Those conversations meant everything!
Your oral health is very important for your overall health. Your regular dental cleanings and exams help us to screen and diagnose dental disease including oral cancer and periodontal disease. In addition, undiagnosed dental infections may compromise your immune system making you more vulnerable to other disease processes. Although we have been in the office weekly to see emergencies, we miss our regular patients, our team, and are ready to get back to our mission of providing quality dental care to our community.
Our top priority always has been the health and safety of our team members and our patients. We have been carefully planning for our re-opening and are complying with the current CDC and ODA recommendations for infection control.
OUR PART TO YOU
We will continue to temperature screen our employees daily.
We will continue to provide the highest level of disinfectant of all areas of the office.
We will continue to wear the necessary PPE as dictated by your procedure.
YOUR PART TO US
If you have a fever, or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please contact us to reschedule your appointment. Stay home and contact your physician.
Please do not bring any extra people as we are limiting the number of people in the waiting room to comply with social distancing. Parents are allowed to accompany their children in the office. Special needs patients may also bring someone if assistance is required.
Please follow the sign that will be posted on our door outlining other special guidelines for your appointment.
Thank you so much!
Dr. Sunny Pahouja
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html