We Are Open for Urgent & Emergency Procedures
Willow Pass Dental Care understands the concern and uncertainty that our community is experiencing surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and how this could affect our patients and how we deliver the care they need.
At this time, we are available for urgent and emergency procedures only, but will remain closed for routine and elective procedures in compliance with the ADA guidelines.
We are adhering to the following precautionary and response measures to help us continue to provide a safe and clean environment in the event you require urgent or emergency dental care. These precautionary measures are based on the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association (ADA), including:
Guidelines We Are Following
Screening patients for travel and signs and symptoms of infection when they update their medical histories.
Taking temperature readings as part of the routine assessment of patients before performing dental procedures.
Making sure the personal protective equipment we use is appropriate for the procedures being performed.
Decrease possible exposure to infectious agents
Using a rubber dam when appropriate to decrease possible exposure to infectious agents.
Protective dental procedure practices
Using high-speed evacuation for dental procedures that produce an aerosol.
Autoclaving handpieces after each patient.
Having patients rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution before each appointment.
Disinfecting public areas frequently
Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
These measures are designed to stop COVID-19 transmission through airborne, droplet, and contact transmission.
These additional measures will complement our existing, rigorous sanitation and sterilization protocols per ADA recommendations. While Willow Pass Dental Care is not performing routine procedures, we are available for any urgent and emergency procedures. If you suspect that you may have an emergency or urgent need for dental care, please contact your primary care physician or call us directly.
What if I am ill but my procedure is urgent?
In the unfortunate event that you or a member of your family should become ill, we may consider postponing your procedure until you are no longer contagious with diseases that can be transmitted through airborne, droplet or contact transmission.
However, if urgent or emergency dental treatment is necessary, we will work together with your medical provider, per ADA guidelines, to determine the appropriate precautions to take on a case-by-case basis. This will help determine whether our offices are an appropriate setting to provide the necessary services should the patient be potentially infectious, as dental settings are not typically designed to carry out all of the transmission-based precautions recommended for hospital and other ambulatory care settings.
Keeping You Safe Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Our number one priority is, and will always be, the safety of our patients.
If you would like to be at the top of our list to be contacted for an appointment when we return to our normal hours, let us know and our team will reach out to you before we open our schedule to the public.