The disruption to daily routines caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting everyone. While there are important steps that each individual can take to limit the spread of this disease, there are still things that you want to attend to. If you have scheduled a dentist appointment within the next few weeks or months, you may be curious about how this will be affected by quarantining practices. At Cedar Dental, we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this disease with our office practices and policies.
If You Have an Upcoming Appointment, Take Note of These Guidelines
If you have a dentist appointment, you might not want to reschedule it, but if you meet any of these criteria, we ask that you do. If you have traveled outside the country within the last 14 days, or if you’ve traveled to or from high-risk areas in the United States, we ask that you call our office to reschedule your appointment. If you have had any contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, we ask that you reschedule. Finally, if you feel ill in any way, it would be best for you to reschedule your appointment.
We Are Taking Precautions at Our Office
Of course, the health and safety of our patients and staff are paramount, so we are taking the following precautions in our office. We adhere to ADA and CDC cleaning guidelines at all times, which includes standard sterilization measures. We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting measures across the board, especially for frequently touched surfaces. Our team members are also being asked to stay home if they feel ill at all. These precautions have been implemented to minimize risk for everyone involved.
What Adjustments Should You Make as a Patient?
If you haven’t scheduled an upcoming dental appointment, but you had intended on doing so, here are some guidelines to follow in the short-term. At this time, please restrict your appointments to restorative and emergency needs. Elective and cosmetic procedures should wait until a later date. The information regarding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and the local and national mandates may change in the coming weeks. We will update our own policies and procedures as we learn more.
Contact the Cedar Dental Office
This is a challenging and new experience for everyone, and we want to do what we can to help our patients while operating in the interest of public health. We hope that you stay healthy and safe during this difficult time. Again, if you’re feeling ill at all, or you meet any of the other listed criteria that we have supplied, please call and reschedule your appointment with our office. You can contact Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA by calling 319-364-7108.