Important Information Regarding COVID-19

COVID – 19 CLOSURE AND TREATMENT GUIDELINES UPDATE

On March 19th, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order that impacts dental treatment in Minnesota.

Beginning no later than March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and continuing for the duration of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 or until this Executive Order is rescinded, all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures, including non-emergent or elective dental care, that utilize PPE or ventilators must be
postponed indefinitely.

A non-essential surgery or procedure is a procedure that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of a patient. Examples of criteria to consider include:

1.) Threat to the patient’s life if surgery or procedure is not performed.

2.) Threat of permanent dysfunction of an extremity or organ system, including teeth and jaws.

3.) Risk of metastasis or progression of staging

Associated Dentists takes the needs of all of our patients very seriously. We will remain closed to all non-emergency treatment, until instructed otherwise. We will continue to post updates as to when our office will open for all treatment as more information is released.

We are available to treat dental emergencies, and can still be reached at:

(651) 222- 0351

Following the governors mandate, we will only be able to treat emergencies that fall under the above guidelines, or risk severe penalty. Please review the below chart to assess if your needs fall under a true dental emergency as outlined by the mandate.

Thank you again for your understanding and flexibility during this time

– Associated Dentists

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General COVID – 19 Office Information

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly

Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.

We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

Please view and share our latest COVID-19 Symptom Comparison Chart with your friends and family.

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