Important Information Regarding COVID-19
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.
Following the recommendations of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry and multiple other agencies throughout the state and country, Northern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has made the decision to postpone non-emergent or elective dental care from Tuesday March 17- April 3rd due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our scheduling coordinators will contact you regarding postponing your elective procedure. If you are scheduled for a consultation we will discuss the option of a phone consult where appropriate. We will continue to serve emergent patients’ needs at our Duluth location. Emergencies include symptoms such as pain, swelling and/or bleeding. Our Hibbing MN and Ashland WI locations will be closed until further notice.
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.
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