Covid-19 Update from Ellicott Mills Dental
As of this morning, the Maryland State Dental Association has asked all dental offices to voluntarily limit patient contact to emergency treatment only for the next three weeks. Although this is a recommendation and not a requirement, Ellicott Mills Dental will be extending our closure another week to comply with this request. We will be working under the conditions explained in yesterday’s letter (below) and we will continue to update our policies as the situation warrants. Thank you for your understanding.
Dr. Kimberly Ford
Ellicott Mills Dental is fully aware of the recent developments involving the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We want to assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our patients and staff safe. We always follow Universal Precautions. This means that we treat each patient every day as if they have a contagious disease. We follow strict sterilization and disinfection protocols. All instruments are autoclaved, and rooms and equipment are cleaned with hospital grade disinfectants. In addition to our standard cleaning procedures, we are continuously wiping down door knobs, railings, counter tops, etc., with medical grade disinfectant.
As of today (3/13/2020), we plan to remain open during our normal business hours to serve our patients. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to our schedule if necessary. In the event we are prevented from maintaining our schedule, all patients will be notified promptly. No news is good news! We realize that there will be circumstances affecting our patients that are out of their control, such as school closures. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. Additionally, if any patient is not feeling well, we ask that you reschedule your appointment. Any patient who comes to the office with a cough, fever, or visible sign of illness will be asked to reschedule. During this time, we will waive our usual 48 hour cancellation policy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. And remember, DON’T PANIC AND KEEP FLOSSING!
Dr. Kimberly Ford