Important Message Regarding Office Operations & Scheduling Amidst COVID-19
In an effort to keep all patients and healthcare providers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19, our office follows CDC, ADA, VDA recommendations and Virginia state mandates. The new interim recommendation from the ADA is that dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30th, 2020 at the earliest. By executive order of VA Governor, a statewide stay-at-home order has been put in place for all Virginia residents until June 10th, 2020. Therefore, ALL dental procedures will be cancelled through June 10th, 2020.
To accommodate emergency dental needs our office will be offering Teledentistry for a nominal fee of $30 per case per patient from 9:00-6:00pm every day including Saturday & Sundays. Teledentistry includes phone consultations including review of provided images, triaging patients prior to making referrals and providing emergent dental plans and prescribing emergency medications for existing patients. Please note Teledentistry may not be covered by insurance and if covered will replace a limited exam. Teledentistry is not a substitute for a comprehensive or an in-office exam requiring clinical and radiographical (X-ray) assessment.
If you would like to request an appointment via Teledentistry, please click below.
Here’s a guide to what you can reschedule for a time when our office resumes normal operations, and what you should consider an emergency. If you’re not sure whether your dental care need counts as an emergency, please call our office at: 703-434-3286.
- Dental care you can reschedule for another time:
- Regular visits for exams, cleanings and x-rays
- Regular visits for braces
- Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
- Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
- Teeth whitening
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop
- Painful swelling in or around your mouth
- Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
- Gum infection with pain or swelling
- After surgery treatment (dressing change, stitch removal)
- Broken or knocked out tooth
- Denture adjustment for people receiving radiation or other treatment for cancer
- Snipping or adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
- Biopsy of abnormal tissue
We are certainly living in uncharted times, and since we lack certainty regarding the precise time frame our office will be fully operational based on World Health Organization, the federal government, and the American Dental Association recommendations; to maintain dental health & prevent further deterioration of teeth, gingiva & TMJ our office has put together several guidelines to help our patients during COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our Blog on “Helpful Health Tips & Recommendations During Quarantine”.
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Stay Healthy & Safe by Social Distancing Until Your Next Visit!