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By order of the governor, all dental offices in the state of Washington are closed to non-essential procedures through May 18, 2020 in order to ensure all personal protective equipment is available for hospital personnel battling COVID-19.
Our office is allowed to handle dental emergencies, so if you are in pain due to a dental concern, please call our office. Hospitals do not need dental emergencies in their ER, nor are they equipped to handle them. Someone is answering our phones during normal business hours. For an emergency after hours, please call our number, and you will be directed to our emergency line.
What Is The Status Of Our Office?
Our office is closed to all non-essential procedures, but we are available for emergencies. Not sure what constitutes an emergency? Call us. Dr. Brenner offers virtual consultations.
The safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority, so if you do have a patient emergency, here are our expectations. When patients arrive, they are instructed to text or call our receptionist so that there is no waiting in our waiting room. Upon arrival, and prior to any treatment, patients must wash their hands, have their temperature taken, and have personal belongs sanitized (phones carry lots of germs!).
Should I Come In To My Appointment?
For the safety and well-being of our patients and dental team we ask that if you or a family member are ill, please stay home and contact our office to reschedule your appointment. We are happy to help you find another convenient time.
We are waiving any fees for cancelled appointments at this time.
At this time, we're asking that the following patients avoid the dental office:
- Older adults (age 60+)
- Patients with pre-existing medical conditions that put them at a greater risk for complications from COVID-19 (Ex: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, and other conditions that impact the immune system's ability to fight germs)
- Patients with a high risk for carrying COVID-19 (Ex: recently traveled to geographic areas of concern, have had close contact or cared for a person diagnosed with COVID-19)
- Patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (Ex: fever, cough, fatigue, or other flu-like symptoms)
What Additional Precautions Is Our Office Taking?
Our office is following the following steps recommended by the ADA to help prevent transmission of disease, in addition to standard precautions, including:
- Screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they update their medical histories
- Taking temperature readings as part of their routine assessment of patients before performing dental procedures
- Making sure the personal protective equipment they use is appropriate for the procedures being performed
- Using a rubber dam when appropriate to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents
- Using high-speed evacuation for dental procedures producing an aerosol.
- Autoclaving handpieces after each patient
- Having patients rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs and bathrooms
What Can You Do To Slow The Spread?
The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends the following measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19:
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
- Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf
Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus
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