To our patients:
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.
- Your health and the health of our dedicated staff, matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care for three weeks. **Therefore, we will close our office Thurs. March 19 at 5 pm and not reopen until Mon. April 13 at 9 am.** If guidelines change, we will reassess.
- Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency orthodontic needs. The ADA defines an orthodontic emergency as a procedure to address acute issues (e.g. pain, infection, trauma).
If you are scheduled during our closure, *we* will contact you about rescheduling. Please give us time to re-organize the scheduling. We will be continually checking messages and email during this time. You may text or call Heidi's cell: 301-802-4322. If you text, please identify yourself.
Emergencies during the closure: Contact Dr. Michael Blackwood on his cell: 301-802-4542 if you are in pain or have any questions or concerns.
The safety and well-being of our patients has been and will always 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 soon!