Monday March 16, 2020

Dear Patients,

It should come as no surprise to you that the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and our community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive to the needs of our patients as the situation evolves.

Both state and local authorities have mandated that we suspend usual dental care and remain open only to provide urgent or emergency care, in order to help prevent the spread of this virus to our staff, patients, and community at large. As of today, we will only see patients on a case-by-case basis for emergency care only. If you had previously scheduled to see us in the next 2 weeks, you should have already received a personal call by either myself or trusted team member to explain the situation. At this time, we have been asked to close for 2 weeks, however it may extend longer as the situation unfolds and more information is made available. As soon as we have a timeframe for when it is safe to resume business as regular, we will let you know and do our best to reschedule everyone.

During this time, we will be checking our voicemail and emails daily. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to answer any questions that may arise about your care. If you recently had treatment in our office and have an urgent question, please contact our office and leave a message. In the meantime, please be safe and follow all the recommendations you are hearing about staying home as much as possible, social distancing, hand sanitation, etc. Know that although this outbreak is a nuisance and major disruption in our usual lives, these precautions are critical. Also know that this situation will pass and life will return to normal, and it will soon be a distant memory. We just need to do whatever we can to minimize the spread of this virus and protect our medically compromised and other high-risk family members, neighbors, and the overall community.

I am doing my best to stay informed about recommendations as we learn more about the evolution of this outbreak, so feel free to contact me with your questions or concerns and I will do my best to answer them.

Thank you for trusting us with your health. Stay safe.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tina Beck

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