Per directives from the CDC and California Dental Association, we are suspending all elective treatments for 2 weeks. We are still available for urgent care. Once it is deemed safe to resume treatment, I would like our patient family to know the steps we will always take to keep you, and us, safe. They are in fact the measures that are practiced day in and day out, hour after hour, consistently over many years time that have always kept us and our patients safe from infectious agents. The novel Coronavirus currently infecting thousands worldwide can be killed on surfaces just as other Coronaviruses that cause cold or flu illnesses, and appears less hardy than other pathogenic viruses like Herpes or Hepatitis. It is, however, easily transmitted due to it's incubation period, and that people may be infected but have no or only mild symptoms. With the high-level surface disinfection and instrument sterilization employed after each and every patient encounter, disinfection of non-clinical areas like counters and desks, the use of personal protective equipment, and skilled staff that rigorously practice infection control as a way of daily life, you can be assured of safety when being cared for. We have enhanced our daily routine by more frequent disinfection of non-clinical areas so door pulls, counters, chairs, and items touched by patients are always clean. We ask you to use hand sanitizer, or wash in the restroom with soap and water, when you first arrive for an appointment, and again as you leave. Your ability to have quality care in a clean, safe environment always has been and will be our unified goal as a care team.
Since we currently do not know when agencies may give a go-ahead to resume regular elective care like checkups, you will be contacted some time before your upcoming appointment and be re-scheduled for the next available times, likely in July or August. Remember that urgent care needs will still be addressed, and we will be here for you.
Stay Safe, keep washing your hands (and THEN use your picks!)
To Your Continued Good Health, Daniel Dozier, DDS and Staff