COVID-19

 

Dear Patients,

 

We always have your health and safety paramount in our mind.  We will be closing for two weeks beginning Monday March 16th at the recommendation of the Illinois State Dental Society.  

 

If you are in need of emergency care, please call and we will assist you.  In response to the coronavirus we continue to follow the OSHA guidelines for medical and dental offices precisely.  Universal precautions have always been something we take seriously.

 

Going forward, we ask that any patients who have experienced fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or travelled internationally in 2020 please call to discuss a plan for care.

 

Additionally, those over 60 years old are welcome to reappoint as a precaution if they feel more comfortable.  We welcome healthy patients of any age!

 

We recognize the current situation is fluid, and we will respond to changes as information continues to come through from the CDC.

 

As always, we’re here for you.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions, pain, or are in need.

 

Warmly,

Drs. Beck, Rogers, & Beck

 

 

ISDS Policy:

 

“Therefore, in light of national and state mandates and restrictions that are in effect to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the ISDS Board of Trustees has been closely monitoring and discussing the virus’s transmission and precautions that dentists should temporarily implement in their dental offices.  As leaders in the healthcare profession, we must be proactive to limit the spread of this virus.  Dentists are in one of the highest risk categories for transmission and contraction of the virus, with many routine dental procedures potentially transmitting the virus via aerosolization of fluids. 

The ISDS Board of Trustees is following the lead of Gov. Pritzker by keeping in unison with the restrictions he has imposed to protect the health and safety of the public, and to “flatten the curve for our health care workers and first responders.”  On Friday, he ordered the temporary closure of all K-12 schools effective March 16-30; earlier today, the closure of all restaurants to dine-in clients effective the evening of March 16 through March 30; and late tonight, the immediate closure of all state parks and wildlife To ensure the safety of our patients, communities and dental team members, ISDS recommends the following measures in your dental offices that align with Gov. Pritzker’s actions to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Please note that Gov. Pritzker has not issued any dental-specific decrees at this time.  The measures that ISDS is recommending for dental offices will be in effect for the two-week period beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31″