In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, in keeping with our priority to maintain the absolute safety of our staff, patients, and parents, and with recommendations from our regulatory body (the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario), we have decided to postpone all non-essential office visits. As such, all previously scheduled appointments, until further notice, are hereby cancelled.
The announcement by the RCDSO to immediately stop all non-essential and elective dental procedures was made on March 15, 2020, with the ultimate goal to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This closure is expected to last at least until April 1st, and possibly longer.
The dental profession is highly regulated when it comes to cross-contamination and infection control and we always operate in accordance with all regulations with that respect. However, dentists and dental assistants/hygienists are very likely to be vulnerable to this particular virus, as we are exposed to a high quantity of aerosol and saliva particles. Due to its high infectiousness and the absolute need to slow down the spread of this virus, the responsible action is to limit the possible exposure to everyone.
Though this is an inconvenience for all involved, delaying non-essential visits for a few weeks is unlikely to cause any significant harm, as long as you are brushing your teeth regularly and keeping ideal oral hygiene standards
We want you to rest assured that we will do our utmost to complete your treatment as expeditiously as possible, as soon as we are able to resume normal operations.
Ultimately, in the face of this global pandemic, it is each and everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.