Important Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly. As of May 11th, 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health has allowed dental offices to resume non-emergency care. We are currently updating all of our office policies and procedures. We anticipate being able to open our office in the near future.
Per American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, please review the following screening questions. If you have answered yes to any of these, please contact your primary care provider (PCP) and ask if it is safe for you to come to our office at this time. If necessary, your appointment can be rescheduled anytime.
1. Have you had any fever (Temperature at or above 100.4 F) in the past 14-21 days?
2. Have you experienced any shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
3. Do you have any cough?
4. Have you had any flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset, headache, or fatigue?
5. Have you experienced any recent loss of taste or smell?
6. Have you had any recent contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 infection?
7. If age 60 or over, are you at higher risk of increased morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 infection?
8. Do you have any health conditions that may predispose you to severe complications from COVID-19 infection? These include significant heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, and auto-immune disorders. If the reason for coming to our office is not urgent and can be treated at a later time, when COVID-19 is deemed to be under better control, would you benefit from rescheduling your appointment for a later date?
9. Have you recently traveled to any region or country severely affected by COVID-19?
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.