Corona Virus Update
Until April 11, our office will only be offering emergency treatment or urgent care due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. This is in accordance with mandates from the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama and other state regulatory agencies. If you have appointments with us before April 11, we will be contacting you to reschedule those appointments. Please contact us if you are having a dental emergency.
The dental community has long been prepared to prevent infectious disease spread. We adhere to universal precautions such as single use gloves, masks, eyewear, and sterilization and disinfecting measures to minimize risks at all times. Lately, we are paying special attention to disinfect common “touch” surfaces like door handles, countertops, sink handles, chairs, and other surfaces. We will begin asking more questions about your medical history and recent travel. And, we will be taking the temperature of staff and patients. Anyone exhibiting signs of sickness will be sent home.
Our office is making efforts to minimize use of our communal waiting room. We are making efforts to decrease the time patients spend in our waiting room. Patients and people who accompany them may use our waiting room as normal. Alternatively, if you prefer, you may wait in your car, and we will be happy to call or text you when your treatment room is ready.
We are requesting that all patients with upper respiratory symptoms (such as cough, fever, shortness of breath) cancel and reschedule their appointments. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of coronavirus or if you have been on a cruise, we would ask that you please reschedule your appointment for at least 14days.
We are currently fully prepared to perform all scheduled surgical procedures and are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being. We will adjust our schedule to follow best-practices and recommendations encouraged by relevant medical experts and our professional societies.