To Our Valued Patients,
Advanced Implants and Periodontics is committed to keeping our patients well-informed and healthy as we face this challenging time together. In light of the rapidly growing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) have recommended that dental practices provide only emergency care to patients in the coming weeks. This recommendation reflects concern for the safety, health and well-being of patients and dental team members. The goal is to decrease the exposure and spread of COVID-19. We are being proactive within our office and have decided to postpone non-emergent dental care at this time to try and alleviate the possible spread of the virus and support the dental associations during these unforeseen and extraordinary circumstances.
We are staying abreast of the updates as this situation evolves and will continue to closely monitor it. During our office closure, we have developed a plan to provide emergency dental care to our patients as needed. As always, if you have an emergent dental situation and need to speak with one of our doctors, please call our office at 240-651-5478.
Our office remains a very safe and clean environment to administer care. We are constantly cleaning and disinfecting our facility and equipment while adhering to universal precautions recommended by the CDC. We are taking additional precautions during these emergency hours in order to practice as much social distancing as possible.
To improve patient safety, we will triage your COVID-19 status prior to entering the office. The following criteria are being used to determine if a person should come to an appointment.
- If you or someone you have been in close contact with has traveled outside of the country (specifically China, Iran or Europe) in the past 2 weeks https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html
- If you or someone you have been in close contact with has recently become ill
- If you have the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or unexplained fatigue
Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates to this information. Thank you for your understanding. We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy! We also pray that this global pandemic is short-lived and that our communities emerge stronger.