Practice
August 31, 2020

DDSNow Urgent Dental Care will remain open amid the coronavirus outbreak.

DDSNow Urgent Dental Care is actively responding to the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We have implemented some changes that may affect some visits. Your everyday health should remain your top priority--it is for us. We are here to meet your oral healthcare needs, as always.

If you are experiencing fever and shortness of breath, seek immediate care at your nearest emergency department or call 911.

We are here to meet your oral healthcare needs, as always.

“We feel it is our duty to continue to provide necessary dental treatment to all of our patients, and especially to those who are experiencing dental pain.”

While many businesses have elected to reduce their hours, or even close their doors for the duration of the spread of the coronavirus, DDSNow Urgent Dental Care will remain open during its normal business hours. We understand and respect the abundance of caution other local businesses have exhibited in closing their doors. However, as oral healthcare providers, we feel it is our duty to continue to provide necessary dental treatment to all of our patients, and especially to those who are experiencing dental pain or trauma.

We have taken precautions to protect your everyday health.

Surface and hand disinfectants play a crucial role in protection against COVID-19.

To ensure the health and safety of each of our patients, staff members, and their families, we have taken the following additional precautions with regard to the coronavirus disease:

  1. We have updated our visitor policy to reduce the potential for community spread in our reception area. We have also reformatted our reception area in keeping with social distancing precautions.
  2. Patients who have flu-like symptoms are urged to call our office. We ask that patients do not arrive at our office with these symptoms until they have spoken with the office and have been advised to come in.
  3. Patients will undergo a health screening upon being seated in a treatment room for symptoms of the coronavirus disease. Additionally, staff will complete a screening questionnaire with all patients during booking and arrival at the practice.
  4. Patients will be seated in single-patient rooms with the door kept closed to limit their contact with other patients and staff members.
  5. Clinical staff will continue to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE), as appropriate, including gloves, eyewear, surgical masks, gowns, and caps.
  6. Staff, patients, and visitors are encouraged to practice respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, according to the guidelines from the CDC.
  7. Signage explaining the symptoms of COVID-19 has been installed in the patient waiting areas to promote awareness of the disease.
  8. We will follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies used during flu season.

For additional information regarding the prevention and diagnosis of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As always, DDSNow Urgent Dental Care will continue to accept walk-ins and online visits during its normal business hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Patients are encouraged to save a spot in line or call 317-672-7522 anytime.

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