A Letter to Our Patients
Dear Patients and Families,
It has been a year since we temporarily shut down due to Covid 19. As difficult a time as this has been, we feel so fortunate to have such wonderful patients. Reopening and having the privilege of treating each and every one of you has helped all of us at the Elmwood Dental Group get through these challenging times.
There seems to be a more hopeful outlook for 2021, as we see the new infection numbers decrease and more people are being vaccinated. We at EDG are very optimistic about 2021 as well, but that does not mean that we are letting our guard down. Your safety will always be our top priority even after the pandemic subsides. We continue to follow all of the latest safety protocols recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In addition, we have Surgically Clean Air purification systems in each operatory and throughout the office. These units are running constantly. We have also purchased Extra-oral Suction machines for each operatory. These are used during procedures that create aerosols to aid in removal of the aerosols from the air. These systems go far beyond what is recommended, but we felt it necessary so that our patients know that their time with us is as safe and comfortable as possible. We will continue to wear all of the additional personal protective equipment (PPE) that you have seen us wearing. As the cost of this additional PPE has decreased over the past several months, we have been able to remove the PPE fee that we initially had to charge patients.
The past year has certainly challenged us all but looking ahead, we can see the beginning of a return to normalcy.
We at EDG will always be thankful for the trust you have in us. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!
Please stay well!
The Elmwood Dental Team