March 17, 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Starting tomorrow, March 18, we will be open for emergency appointments only. All routine and non-emergent dental appointments including cleanings will be rescheduled to a date after April 6.
We have had strict screening guidelines in place for the past couple days for patients and staff entering our practice, to ensure the safety of our patient population and dental team. However, at this time the American Dental Association is recommending the following:
“The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team.
In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.”
So what does this recommendation really mean? As of this afternoon, we will clear our schedule for the rest of the week and will continue to monitor the ADA recommendations closely. We will continue to post updates as they become available to us. We will be treating emergency patients and will continue to follow our strict screening protocols with these patients. If you have an appointment scheduled between March 18 – April 3, we will contact you to reschedule. Please call us with any emergency/urgent dental situation you may have. You can contact our office at 307-745-5020 with any additional questions or concerns, and we will be returning voicemails left daily.
While we are sorry for your inconvenience, we are doing our part to help flatten the curve and keep our community healthy. We’re all in this together!
March 16, 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
At Laramie Dental Arts, the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority. In response to the rapidly evolving Corona Virus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that we are taking every safeguard possible to increase our already strict protocol and adherence to providing a clean and sterile environment for every patient, every day.
If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms and/or have recently traveled overseas or have been in contact with anyone who has, we are requesting that you reschedule your appointment. Additionally, we are requiring that every patient wash their hands upon arrival to our office.
Of course the same rules apply to our staff, and we are closely monitoring the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites and are prepared to enact any updated guidelines and provisions as necessary. Please stay updated by checking your e-mail for messages or by visiting our website or Facebook page. As always, if you have questions about an upcoming visit please feel free to call the office.
It is of utmost importance for all of us to proceed with understanding, elevated caution, and respect for one another while continuing to provide treatment to our patients in need.
Thank you for your continued support as we move forward together during this difficult time.