We want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We have been closely monitoring updates with COVID-19, and have been trying find the best way to serve our patients in a safe and responsible manner. The American Dental Association and The Georgia Dental Association have recently updated their recommendations at this time, giving us more guidance on how to proceed.
Taking into account this new information, we’re happy to say that we will be able to open our practice on a more limited basis starting next week (March 23rd). Specifically, we have put into place new protocols to ensure patient safety. For example:
We will be rescheduling all cleanings and routine exams until the beginning of April. We are doing our best to focus on more emergent procedures at this time.
We will only be seeing one patient at a time in the building. This ensures that patients have minimal exposure to other people.
All patients will be asked to wait in their cars until their appointment time - we will give detailed instructions before your appointment, again, reducing the amount of contact with others.
Lastly, all patients and staff will go through a screening that includes a questionnaire and taking of their temperatures before their appointments.
This is a very fluid situation, and I assure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe and healthy. In the meantime, we will have “emergency hours” this week from 9:00-12:00 to ensure that no one is falling through the cracks. If you have any questions regarding our new protocols, please do not hesitate to call us at (770) 248-9215. If you have an appointment scheduled next week, we will be reaching out to you with more instructions. We all need to do our part during these tough times!
Thanks for your understanding, and everyone please stay healthy!
Nathan Cherof, DMD