Important Information Regarding COVID-19
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 team. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing the appropriate 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 team. If you have specific questions, we will be more than happy to answer them and put your concerns to rest. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Although we are postponing all non-emergent appointments at this time (i.e., cleanings, elective cosmetic crowns, teeth whitening, non-urgent fillings, etc), we are still here and able to treat those with true dental emergencies. Please call or text our office and we will make you an appointment to see Dr. Burke! Please note we have limited availability to see patients with the Shelter in Place order in effect, so we may not be able to be flexible with your schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we must adhere to the guidelines set forth, and make sure we have enough team members in place to safely care for those patients with emergencies. You will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 screening form, as well as a medical history update form to ensure we are doing our due diligence to keep everyone safe and healthy. If you have experienced, or been around anyone that has experienced, any flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days, have traveled within the last 14 days, or been exposed to anyone that has a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus, we may ask you to reschedule or have a virtual triage appointment with Dr. Burke instead of physically coming to the office.
Symptoms of the COVID-19 virus 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.
We thank you 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 team members will be more than happy to assist you.
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