During Governor Abbott’s recent press conference on March 21, the Governor issued an executive order restricting healthcare professionals and facilities. According to the Executive Order No. GA-09, “beginning now and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2020, all licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition of, or to preserve the life of, a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death”. The order further clarified dental procedures are to be reduced to true emergencies, which include:
If one of the above dental emergencies occurs, please call our office at 469-248-5638 and follow the prompts for emergencies.
For all other dental concerns such as routine and deep cleanings, crowns coming off (both temporary and permanent), cavities, etc. we have been temporarily restricted from performing treatment. We understand this to potentially be an inconvenience to our patients. It is however not a decision we were able to make on our own and unfortunately out of our hands at this time. We are anxious to see all of our patients for whatever dental needs arise in the very near future. At this time, we’ve been asked to reserve limited supplies, such as masks, for healthcare workers in the front line of COVID-19. We are honored to do our part in fighting this pandemic that has affected all of us in one way or another. Please continue to enjoy your families and the time we’ve been given together. Also continue to brush and floss two times a day in between the healthy snacking :) We appreciate the kind words and well wishes from you all regarding our health and safety. We extend those well wishes to you all and look forward to seeing you soon! Our plan, given permission of the state, is to return to a comprehensive schedule on Wednesday. April 22. We will continue to be available via email, with voicemails checked periodically. Until then, stay safe!