With increased social distancing and the general public becoming more isolated, dentists will need to rely more heavily on using channels like social media to communicate with patients. Below are some ideas you can use to keep your patients informed and strengthen their trust in you as they look for reassurance during COVID-19.
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For offices that are only seeing emergency patients
In an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus, our office will limit appointments to essential and emergency procedures until further notice. This decision is in accordance with the recommendation released by the American Dental Association (ADA) to postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks.
If you have an upcoming hygiene or non-urgent appointment, we will be in contact with you soon to reschedule and we will notify you when we are fully prepared to resume business as usual for all of our patients.
If you are scheduled for an urgent procedure such as a filling or root canal, your appointment will remain unchanged, but we may also contact you to see if you would like to reschedule and have your treatment completed sooner.
Our phone lines will remain open for your questions and concerns. If you are experiencing pain or have any dental emergency, please call our office at 000.000.0000.
We care about each of you and hope that you and your family will remain in good health during this difficult time.
For offices that are closed
We want our patients to know that our office will be closed until further notice in an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus. If you do have an emergency, please call our office at 000.000.0000 and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please also watch our facebook page for updates about reopening.
Even though our office is currently closed, we are still here if you need us. If you have a dental emergency or other questions, please call us at 000.000.0000 and we will respond as quickly as possible.
For all offices
With social distancing in full effect, it is more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene and prevent cavities. Remind your family about brushing and flossing twice a day. Using an antibacterial mouthwash is also a good precaution.
Want to disinfect your toothbrush? You can soak it in an antibacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds. For a homemade alternative, mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a cup of water.