June 29 ,2020
To the Patients of Carlson Dental,
The Covid 19 Pandemic has altered all of our lives. Unfortunately, dentistry has been greatly affected due to the contagious nature of the coronavirus.
After discussing options with the hygienists, researching the virus, viewing the California Dental Association (CDA) and California Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) recommendations, and analyzing current Cal-OSHA directives, we have reopened our hygiene department on a limited basis. Our office is working hard to reschedule missed cleanings. All patients that have missed cleanings due to the Covid19 shutdown will be contacted and rescheduled.
I have decided to improve each patient treatment room by replacing the wall paper with a cleanable painted surface. We are also installing a plexiglass barrier and other measures for protection. Our staff will be wiping down surfaces and the patient bathroom with antiviral cleaning agents several times throughout the work day.
RESCHEDULING MISSED APPOINTMENTS:
Scheduling all of these missed appointments is an insurmountable task. We will attempt to schedule everyone who missed appointments as best we can. This pandemic and subsequent shutdown has been disruptive. Please be patient with us as we try to restore our dental operation. This is a challenging time but I know we can become a better dental office by developing the safest dental care delivery system possible.
Michael J. Carlson D.D.S.