Last night, the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association made the recommendation that all dental offices close for routine dentistry and only see emergency patients due to the growing numbers of COVID-19. In accordance with their recommendation, we have made the difficult decision to close our office until the ADA determines it is safe for us to resume normal activity. Our profession is one of the highest at risk due to the aerosol produced while working in the mouth.
We will be calling to reschedule patients who have an upcoming appointment. We will keep you posted if we need to extend our office closure. We will be taking emergency calls and we will have someone answering our phones. You can call or text us at 712-263-5615. We will be seeing patients on an emergency basis if there is pain, swelling, or bleeding associated with the mouth or teeth. Please DO NOT go to the Hospital ER for dental pain, as we are trying to keep the hospital focused on treating patients who NEED to be there.
We are doing our best to keep this from becoming a problem in our state and our community and urge you to do the same. Let’s all do our best to eliminate the spread and STAY HOME, REMAIN CALM, and remember GOD IS IN CONTROL!
Learn more from the CDC here.