To My Valued Patients and Future Patients,
I thought I would share another update on the current status of our clinic. The British Columbia Dental Association recognized us as one of the clinics that can see patients for emergency cases in April and it has been quite the journey since then! From cleanings and fillings to performing ONLY root canals and extractions, it has been quite the experience! I basically feel like an endodontist in the morning, and an oral surgeon in the afternoon!
At our clinic, we are continuing the use of specially fitted masks, tailored gowns, face shields, and gloves to prevent the further transmission of COVID-19.
As of today, we have received our hospital-grade air purifiers which will allow us to start safely seeing essential cases/treatment and hygiene (teeth cleanings) as well.
There are many changes made to the practice in what we consider will be the future “new norm.” This includes making sure there is only one-way traffic for our patients to enter and leave our clinic, as well as only one person in the waiting room at a time. We will initially be assessing patients over the phone and we will book an in-person appointment following a certain office protocol to limit the amount of exposure time in the clinic. There will be more detailed information given over the phone on how we are handling in-person dental appointments.
We are so excited to welcome back our patients after these tough times! I would like to personally thank you for your patience in regards to coming to the clinic. Rest assured, we have your health and safety at our highest concerns, and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you would like to book your cleaning, please give us a call. If not, I am sure you will be receiving a call from us soon!
Dr. Harvinder Singh & Staff
Smile Care Dental Center