Coronavirus Office protocols

To My Valued Patients:

Update to Announcement from Dr. Smith 3-19-2020:

Update to Announcement from Dr. Smith 3-19-2020:

To support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:

  • We are following new directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) given this morning, to limit patient and staff exposure to this virus.
  • Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff, matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-urgent care until Monday, April 6th.
  • The Office will be closed effective today until Thursday April 2nd.
  • Patients will be seen for urgent and emergency dental needs. Text Dr. Smith on his cell phone if you have a dental urgency or emergency. His cellphone number is 561 346-0100. Please text him your name, phone number and the nature of your emergency and he will call you back as soon as possible.
  • Thursday, April 2nd┬áDoctor and staff will be in the office to assess the evolving situation and may be required to modify our policy. Please check this website or call the office that day if you have any questions
  • Going forward, to minimize community contact in the reception area, all appointments, will be staggered. Please arrive as close to your appointed time as possible, not early, to minimize traffic in this small area.
  • You can contact the office by Email at info@adcsf.com. Arlene will be checking that email periodically during the closure.

Thank you for your continued trust in our care.

Patrick C Smith DDS and Staff

Announcement From Dr. Smith 3-16-2020:

With the facts and situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continuing to evolve, I have developed office protocols using sound scientific and public health advice to protect all of our health.

In addition to our usual fanatical clean standards, we are appointing patients further apart to allow staff more time to disinfect more thoroughly and reduce traffic in the reception area.

As a member of the healthcare profession, my staff and I have to play our part in slowing the spread of the Coronavirus and limiting infections. Out of an abundance of caution, I am delaying all elective operative dental procedures that involve creating an aerosol (using a drill) in the mouth for at least two weeks. We are also, for that time cancelling all routine hygiene visits for all patients over the age of 60 and for anyone else who has any symptoms or is self isolating for the protection of their family or dependents.

We will be seeing patients for diagnosis, consultations, crown seatings, impressions, repairs, and of course all emergencies. Please call if you have any questions.

We ask that you tell us if you suspect you are carrying the virus to reappoint for a few weeks later.

The office will be open during usual office hours and we will always be available for emergency treatment.

As information becomes available, there may be changes to our policies and we will post them on this website as soon as possible.

See the Stanford Hospital Guidance sheet on the Coronavirus if interested. Any new information that that I come across, that I think would be helpful to my patients, will be posted as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued trust in our care.

Patrick C. Smith, DDS and Staff.

Corona Virus Suggestions From Stanford Hospital Board

From a member of the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on the Coronavirus:

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!

 

THE SYMPTOMS

1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

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