Our office will be closed until May 4. Please call for emergency visits only.
As concern about the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) grows, we want to assure you that we are taking action to implement any and all guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NC state health department, and the office of the NC Governor. We encourage everyone to stay up to date by visiting the CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov) on their own. Nothing is more important than the safety of our patients, staff, and families. We will continue to follow the standard CDC guidelines for infection control and prevention, but in light of the potential risks associated with COVID-19, we are being proactive and have adopted the following protocols.
We ask that you please call our office to reschedule your consultation, dental cleaning, general treatment, or follow-up appointment if you have any fever, shortness of breath, persistent cough, have been exposed to anyone with a known diagnosis of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), or have recently traveled to a domestic or foreign region currently experiencing high levels of disease such as (Washington, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, Massachusetts, California, Europe, the Middle East, or Asia) within the last 21 days.
No more than 1 support/escort person, who must not have any of the symptoms or positive history findings listed above, may accompany you to each visit while in the office.
No children will be admitted into the office unless they are the patient being seen by the doctor.
Escorts will be asked to wait in their vehicles during surgeries or procedures as we have greatly reduced our waiting room capacity in order to allow for greater social distancing.
All doctors and staff will be refraining from any and all unnecessary personal contact, such as handshakes. This is being done to help protect our doctors and staff, but also to protect the dozens of other patients we see every day who come into contact with us.
If you are in a demographic group that is at a higher risk for complications from the disease (>60 years old, chronic medical conditions, etc) we would suggest you consider delaying any nonurgent treatment or follow-up appointments. The ADA recommends postpone non-emergency care for three weeks.
These protocols and policies may be amended at our discretion as we continue to learn more about the disease process, as the community risk level changes, as the CDC continues to make recommendations, etc. Please continue to check our social media pages for updates.
Thank you for your help in our efforts to prevent the spread of disease.