St. Louis South Oral Surgery’s Update To Coronavirus
Updated June 24th, 2021 –
Due to recent shifts in the national pandemic and no requests for virtual appointments in many months, we are no longer providing Virtual Appointment or Telehealth options since we want to ensure the highest level of care, which is best performed in person. If you have any concerns or major desires to perform a virtual appointment instead of an in-person appointment, let our staff know and we will determine if we will be able to accommodate the request at that time.
Updated April 30th, 2020 –
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our practice to all procedures starting May 4th while at the same time taking enhanced safety precautions for both our patients and staff.
Per the update from Governor Parson, As of May, 4th we will be resuming all patient procedures, including elective “non-urgent” procedures. If you were already scheduled for a procedure and that procedure date was impacted during the time of the elective surgery order delaying non-urgent procedures for health care providers, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule your appointment. Feel free to also call us directly as well and we will reschedule your appointment.
For all new patients, we will also be scheduling any new appointments and procedures following the confirmation of our existing patients, so if you are considering a procedure in the upcoming weeks or months, we recommend contacting us today in order to get on our calendar.
We will still be following all the appropriate CDC protocols as mentioned in our update on March 27th below, but we are also putting in the following extra precautions for the safety of our patients and staff:
- Enhanced cleaning measures above OSHA recommendations
- Plexiglass barriers in the reception area
- Air sterilization techniques
- Medical grade air purifiers in operatories
- All team members wearing appropriate PPE including masks, gowns, caps, gloves, goggles, & face shields
- Aerosol elimination systems for aerosol producing therapies
- Air Sterilization Systems
- Abiding by all social distancing and CDC recommendations
Since dentists and oral surgeons are seen as essential businesses, any shelter-in-place order is waived if you are coming in for an appointment or procedure. Click Here to read the official announcement from the ADA regarding dental procedures becoming essential businesses.
We look forward to continuing to serve our community and anyone with a dental or oral surgery need!
Updated March 27th, 2020 – We are now offering fully secured video consultations along with in-person consultations for emergency cases showing signs of severe pain, bleeding, infection, lesions, & trauma.
Everyone is aware of the Coronavirus outbreak and the recommendations given to keep us all safe. I want to reassure you that in our oral surgery office, we routinely take measures to protect against any outbreak or disease and we will continue to do so through this virus as well.
As you know we consistently wear and masks gloves during treatment, plus we disinfect surfaces and sterilize equipment between patients. Those normal universal precautions, as well as a number of extra ones, as recommended by the CDC and ADA, have been implemented & are in place to keep you and our team safe. You can see many of these precautions in our update below from March 16th.
We will request that if you have a cold, temperature or have been exposed to COVID-19 please cancel your appointment. We will be business as usual with all the necessary precautions to keep us all safe.
Updated March 16th, 2020
Dear Patients, Visitors, Family & Friends
Though we are taking extreme precautions to mitigate any risks of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 for our patients and staff, we have still received many questions and wished to proactively address how we are responding:
- As of this writing, we are still open for business at our physical office location.
- We have implemented the CDC guidelines of ‘social distancing’ and zero-touch in-person meetings.
- Business personnel have been busy with extra cleanings of the office and other high-touch areas.
- We will immediately implement any new CDC guidelines as this pandemic unfolds.
There are simple things the CDC recommends you do to help keep yourself and others healthy while visiting our location:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and make every attempt to keep you informed. Emergency notifications to staff and patients will be conducted through our emergency communication channels including text notifications, telephone calls, and communicated directly to customers.
For updated information on this rapidly changing situation, please visit the CDC website here: https://bit.ly/39TQIyg
St. Louis South Oral Surgery