It has been a whirlwind past week.  Perhaps you are homeschooling your kids for the first time, trying to balance working from home with constant demands of toddlers or providing care for a relative who needs to stay home. 

Hopefully, you are finding some beauty in this chaos.  Spending more time with family, maybe sleeping in or enjoying long days in your pajamas, or trying a new book or two.   For us, the sense of community we have felt has been amazing.  We are so grateful for the support of our patients and families while we navigate this temporary closure. 

We want you to know that your health and safety are our top priorities, which is why we are following the recommendations of health and government officials and limiting the care provided by our office to emergency only.  This will be the case until further notice.  We are focused on flattening the curve and we want to support everyone’s efforts to be at home and stay healthy!

What is a dental emergency?

While ALL oral healthcare is vital to overall health and wellness, during this unique situation, a dental emergency is defined as one of the following:

  • Significant oral pain (spontaneous pain during the day or waking your child up at night)
  • Infection
  • Limited function
  • Physically traumatic event that causes the above to occur

If you feel as if your child is experiencing any of the above, please call our office and Dr. Francois can discuss how to best care for your child.  Many dental emergencies can be addressed over the phone and we are here to help.

What happens if my child had an appointment during the closure?

If you child had an appointment during the closure, someone from our staff will be in touch soon to reschedule.  We want to see everyone as soon as possible, but please be flexible with our schedulers as they will be working to fit in many rescheduled patients with appointments already on the calendar.  We will be considering adding extra office days to help ease with scheduling.  Your child’s oral health is our top priority, so we will do our best to see everyone as soon as possible. 

I want to make a new patient appointment, what should I do?

Call us!  We would love to get to know you and your family a bit over the phone.  We will add your name to our call ASAP list and when we open, someone from our office will call to get you on our schedule. 

Anything else I should know?

Keep brushing!  Two minutes, two times a day (plus flossing once a day)…..and we will see your smile soon!