March 16th, 2020
To Our Valued Patients,
We want to update you in the wake of the Covid-19/Corona Virus situation. We are adhering to the guided recommendations by The California Dental Association (CDA). They strongly recommend that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental care for the next 14 days. At this time, in accordance, our offices will be closed through at least March 29.
The following outlines our office policy for your care upon reopening:
We have, and always will make your safety our top priority. We want you to feel safe coming to your appointments and we have added enhanced cleaning protocols to our already stringent best practices. In addition to the normal procedures of sterilizing each room with medical grade disinfectant and heat sterilizing all equipment before and after appointments we will be paying special attention to common areas. Wiping down door handles, armrests, light switches and other shared spaces will help protect our patients and staff against this and all other potential infections.
If you have an existing appointment that is nonessential during this closure, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule, and we ask that any patients who currently have a respiratory illness including fever, productive cough or difficulty breathing, or have had any of these symptoms in the preceding two weeks, reschedule their appointments. Additionally, if you have traveled internationally to any areas on the CDC list of level 3 travel warning locations (currently China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran) in the past two weeks, we ask that you inform our team and reschedule your appointment.
As much as it pains us because we love interacting with our patients, for the foreseeable future we will avoid shaking hands out of an abundance of caution.
Thank you for understanding.
To keep yourself safe please follow the advice of medical professionals:
1. Wash your hands
2. Don’t touch your face
3. Wash your hands
4. Don’t shake hands
5. Wash your hands
6. Please follow all other CDC guidelines for social distancing, disinfecting, and prevention.
Please be safe and diligent,
Drs Johnson & Raz & Team