Sharma Oral Surgery’s Update To Coronavirus
Updated March 18th, 2020
Dear Patients, Visitors, Family & Friends
During this time of uncertainty, we will not abandon our passion which is taking the best care of our patients safely. Though we are taking extreme precautions to mitigate any risks of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 for our patients and staff, we have still received many questions and wished to proactively address how we are responding.
COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. New developments and instructions on care are being updated and shared by the CDC, Local Hospitals, Federal and State agencies daily. As of immediately, Sharma Oral Surgery has decided to put the following in place:
- We will delay scheduling elective surgery.
- Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on the local hospital emergency departments.
- During this time, our office will be open by appointment only on a case by case basis.
- We will continue to offer consultation appointments in the form of Virtual Consultations.
- We continue to strongly recommend that anyone over the age of 65 years old should reschedule any doctors visits, unless there is a clinical reason why they should be seen at this time
- We will immediately implement any new CDC guidelines as this pandemic unfolds.
There are simple things the CDC recommends you do to help keep yourself and others healthy while visiting our location:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and make every attempt to keep you informed. Emergency notifications to staff and patients will be conducted through our emergency communication channels including text notifications, telephone calls, and communicated directly to customers.
We appreciate your understanding and wish you and your families the best of health.
For updated information on this rapidly changing situation, please visit the CDC website here: http://bit.ly/39TQIyg