Updated 6-23-20

To our patients:

Our office is OPEN normal business hours as posted on our web site.

In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community. We are following directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association as a way to limit patient and staff exposure to this virus.

The following processes are in place to keep you safe:

  1. We will email appointment reminders 1 week and 1 day before your appointment. We ask that you confirm your appointment both times. We will be asking you several questions. Please confirm these in your email:
  2. Are you experiencing: fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting?
  3. Is your body temperature above 100.4 degrees?
  4. Have you traveled outside the U.S. or have you traveled domestically within the U.S. by air, bus or train in the past 14 days?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, we ask that you kindly reschedule your appointment to at least 14 days later.

        1. We will take your temperature upon arrival at your appointment with a no-touch forehead thermometer. If your temperature is 100.4 or above, we will ask you to reschedule your appointment.

  1. To minimize the number of people in the waiting room, please send the patient unaccompanied to the appointment. If you do come with them, please wear a mask and wait in the waiting room using proper social distancing guidelines. Patients should also wear a mask to the appointment.
  2. Patients should brush their teeth at home before coming to their appointment.
  3. Patients will use hand sanitizer and rinse with a mouthwash at the appointment before adjustments are made by the doctor.

And finally, please be aware that because appointment times are longer and social distancing is in effect we are able to see fewer patients per day. This means it's most helpful if patients arrive at their appointed time, allowing us to take care of you and be ready for the next patient as scheduled.

The safety and well-being of our patients has been and will always be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in the office!

Contact Us

Blackwood Orthodontics

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 518
Washington, DC 20016-4119
(877) 895-8991