PARENTS, PATIENTS AND FRIENDS OF PEDIATRIC DENTAL HEALTHCARE,
In effort to do our part in preserving the health of our patients and employees alike, Pediatric Dental Healthcare is closed for all orthodontic, hygiene and operative dentistry until at least June 14th 2020.
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 paying attention to guidance from agencies including the Massachusetts Dental Society (as indicated below) and CDC/Federal Agencies to make educated and informed decisions.
We understand you will have questions about what to do next following this notification. For the most up-to-date information and support, continue checking this web page.
We will, as always, have doctors on call for dental emergencies only. Please do not call for dental appointments or cancelations as the doctor on call will not be able to respond to those calls.
The MDS Issues Guidance on COVID-19
Alert: The MDS Issues Guidance on COVID-19
As the facts and situation around corona virus and COVID-19 continue to evolve, and in step with Governor Baker’s recent Declaration of a State of Emergency, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Executive Committee and Board of Trustees is issuing the following guidance for dentists in Massachusetts.
The MDS strongly recommends that dentists practicing in the Commonwealth close their offices to patients seeking elective and non-urgent care. As always, it is expected that dentists will continue to be available as needed for emergency management.
This is not guidance we are issuing lightly, and it is being done out of an abundance of caution during these turbulent times. As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in slowing the spread of the corona virus and “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound scientific, public health advice, help limit infections, and slow the spread of the virus.
The spread of COVID-19 will be determined by our collective actions now, and this recommendation is being made out of an abundance of caution. We believe by taking these extraordinary precautions, dentists can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) critical for emergency dental care and front line health care personnel responding to the pandemic.