To protect our patients, staff, and families, we have opted to close the office to all except for emergency care. This is done out of an abundance of caution and to protect each other and the most vulnerable in our population. Here is a summary of recent guidelines and how we are incorporating them:
- In its most recent update, the ADA (American Dental Association) put out a statement recommending stopping all non-emergency dental care until April 30th in part to prevent viral aerosol spread generated with dental and hygiene handpieces. The Delaware State Dental Society made a recommendation of at least April 20th. We have therefore rescheduled all non-emergency dental care to after April 20th. This may change as guidelines and recommendation change. We will keep all patients informed if this date changes.
- Effective March 24th, Delaware Governor John Carney announced a stay-at-home order and ordered all non-essential businesses to close until May 15th or until the public health threat is eliminated. Dentistry is still considered essential, so we will continue to remain available, but for dental emergencies only.
As always, we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously and will follow their guidelines and continue to keep you posted with updates to our protocol.
If you have an appointment scheduled that is impacted by these recommendations, our office will contact you to reschedule. If you have not heard from us or have any questions, or would simply like to reschedule your appointment, please call us at 302-797-1212.
If you have a true dental emergency, please call us. You will be asked screening questions over the phone and if you are scheduled to come to the office, we will ask you to wash your hands thoroughly when you enter and when you leave, and will ask that you use a sanitizing mouth rinse prior to any treatment. Click here for a guide from the ADA on what may be considered a dental emergency.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and willingness to help keep our community safe.
Amanda Matthews, DMD
Edward Bayley, DMD