COVID 19 Update | April, 24th 2020 – Reopening of East Center Dental Monday, April 27 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
East Center Dental is very happy to be welcoming back our patients. Your experience may be a bit different when you come in for your future appointment. At this time, we are taking every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.
Patient Protocol starting Monday, April 27:
Please reschedule your appointment if anyone in your household has a fever, cough, or other signs of illness.
Please do not arrive early for your appointment. Upon arrival, from your vehicle, call the office at 574-269-1787 and let us know you have arrived.
A member of our team will check you in and call you back to let you know when your treatment area is sterile and ready for you to be seen by the doctor.
Our reception area is closed to the public. Only the patient receiving treatment may come into the office for an appointment with the exception being one parent or helper, for patients needing assistance. All others must wait in their vehicles during the appointment in order to decrease traffic in our office.
Patients coming in for their dental appointments will be required to do the following upon arrival:
Wear a face covering or mask at all times (Except when receiving treatment)
At the door, we will take your temperature and have you use hand sanitizer
You will be escorted back to the operatory by a team member and we will have you rinse with mouthwash for 30 seconds and wash your hands for 20 seconds
Appointment times will be staggered, to minimize the number of patients in the office at one time, to practice social distancing.
Our team will be utilizing all necessary personal protection equipment, as recommended, for your safety.
We sincerely thank you for trusting us with your care! Please call our office with any questions!
The East Center Dental Team
Dear East Center Dental Patients,
Due to new regulations, our office is currently seeing emergency patients only. If you are in pain, have uncontrolled bleeding, a broken tooth, difficultly chewing, swelling, any trauma to the mouth ... please do not hesitate to call. Our goal is to treat dental emergencies, doing all we can to support our local hospitals and protecting our patients from unnecessary exposure.
If you had an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, a team member will be reaching out to reschedule.
As a precaution, patients seen will be pre-screened, have their temperature taken and required to do a pretreatment rinsing. Our office will be closed to the public but we will be available by phone during this time. Please call the office at 574-269-1787 if you have any questions or are experiencing a dental emergency.
Please stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
Your East Center Dental Team