Important Information Regarding COVID-19
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In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
On March 17, 2020 the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons recommended delaying all elective procedure to a later date. For the time being, we will be limiting our care to treating urgent or emergent conditions (such as infection, acute pain, or trauma).
We will continue to have someone available to answer phones and Dr. DaBell will be available to care for patients in need that meet certain criteria. We will continue to schedule appointments but elective appointments will be deferred until after April 16. This date may change depending on the recommendations from the state dental society as well as instructions given by the Idaho Governor.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
As this is an evolving and constantly changing situation, we will continue to monitor and give updates as appropriate. We sincerely appreciate your patience and support through this difficult time.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. As your scheduled appointment approaches, in order to ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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