Important Information Regarding COVID-19
On Wednesday, March 18th, Governor Brown issued an executive order limiting dental care providers to treating emergencies only, in order to preserve masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment for our medical colleagues, who are dangerously low on supplies. This order currently extends through June 15th, 2020. While she could choose to lift the order if conditions improve, it could also be extended due to many factors.
Dr. Watts and our team will be available on call during this period to help you with any urgent/emergency needs including worsening discomfort, pain, swelling, infection, fractured/broken teeth or acute trauma. We will have limited office hours available on Tuesday and Thursdays in order to address these needs until the restrictions end. If you are experiencing any symptoms that you are unsure whether need attention, please call the office for instructions on reaching Dr. Watts. If you have a non-urgent dental question or need, you may also email her at [email protected]
If you have questions regarding your account, please email [email protected] or leave a voicemail as we will be checking these regularly. We are also posting updates on our social media account, https://www.facebook.com/reneewattsdds/
If you have a scheduled appointment during this time, we will be in touch soon regarding our next steps. As we are able to resume normal operations, we will be rescheduling appointments and may include extended hours to accomodate our patients.
As 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. All of our reception area surfaces are disinfected daily. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority and the American Dental Association and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
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.
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