Dear patients and friends,
We have been closely following the guidance from the State of Alaska Governor’s office concerning COVID-19, the current health mandates, and our ability to reopen the practice.
On Monday, May 4th, 2020, we will start with a limited reopening of our hygiene department in addition to emergency care. We will be completing x-rays and exams along with hand removal of tarter, polishing, and fluoride application.
We will be operating at a reduced capacity and adding additional time between patients to account for the increased work to sterilize the office. Unfortunately some appointments will still need to be canceled. We will reach out as soon as possible to confirm your appointment.
For other treatment such as fillings and crowns, we are waiting for further guidance from our state officials before scheduling for those procedures.
In order to reduce the number of people in the office at once, we would request that only the scheduled patient (and guardian if applicable) arrive to the appointment. We are using universal masking and would ask that you wear one to the appointment or get one from us when you arrive. Additionally, please adhere to physical distancing of six feet between people whenever possible.
We will also selectively start seeing children for cleanings and checkups in the coming week. For families with multiple children, we will implement special guidance and will review that individually with each family.
If your cleaning appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19, we will contact you as openings in the schedule arise. We are also considering additional hours to help accommodate the missed appointments based on staffing availability. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
We value you as patients and take your oral and overall health seriously. If you are ill (or have been during the past 2 weeks), currently have a cough, or have been in direct contact with anyone exhibiting such symptoms, we would kindly ask that you not come into the office.
We will be taking all the recommended precautions to treat you and your family, but if you feel uncomfortable being seen currently, we are happy to remove you from the schedule
We look forward to serving you soon,
Bradford Allen, DDS
Owner, Allen Dental Group