Our team at Healthy Tooth Dental has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to providing care for our patients. We have followed daily and up to date recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and our Illinois Department of Public Health. Our efforts were followed and modified as guidance was established with additional safety measures above and beyond our already followed comprehensive universal standards and infection control. At this point, our Illinois State Dental Society has asked that we treat only patients requiring emergency dental procedures and postpone elective dental treatment through Sunday, May 31st. This is for the best of our patients, staff, and community at large. We will continue to monitor and respond as additional information and guidance is provided by our regulating authorities.
Our office will remain open for emergency patients with the following precautions:
- Each patient will be pre-screened by phone prior to the visit by asking about recent travel history and current health. Specific COVID-19 symptoms are fever, coughing and shortness of breath, among others. If you report that you have any of these symptoms, you will be referred to your primary care physician who will guide you on how to proceed.
- If you must be seen, we ask that when you arrive – you remain in your car instead of coming into the waiting room. We will notify you by cell phone when your treatment room is ready.
- You will have your temperature taken immediately upon arrival.
- You will be asked to wash your hands in the operatory and rinse with a hydrogen peroxide solution.
Patients with existing appointments do not need to contact our office to cancel or reschedule. Our team will be contacting all of our patients to reschedule as soon as we are provided with a definitive return date. If you are in a temporary appliance, i.e. temporary crown or bridge, we will also call you to provide guidance on how to complete your definitive treatment.
Healthy Tooth Dental will remain focused on providing emergency dental care to our patient base. Our ultimate goal is to “flatten the curve” by slowing and halting the transmission. This will also help medical professionals at the emergency rooms have access to as many personal protective equipment (PPE) that they can have. Please rest assured that if you or your family need us, we’ll be here. If you do encounter a dental concern that requires our immediate attention simply call our office and we will schedule a Teledentistry appointment with one of our Doctors.
We value our patients and want you to know that we are still available to you virtually. Our team is ready to serve our patients now and into the future.
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