Dentist offices reopen for non-emergency procedures with precautions in place

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As many offices open back up, people can start seeing their dentist for non-emergency procedures again.


One dentist says she’s seen an increase in need for dental professionals during the pandemic because not every provider had their doors open.


During Shelter-in-Place, people could only see the dentist for emergencies. Dr. Rachelle Beebe says the best way to describe an emergency is if someone is feeling pain.


Beebe, a dentist at Moore Dentistry and Braces, was in the midst of opening a second dental practice, i240 Dental, before the pandemic started. The opening has been pushed back until May 4.


She says quarantine has made some people more aware of their dental health.


“Because we have so many people that came in during the pandemic in pain, and now we have so many people noticing during quarantine, they have a little pain when chewing or discomfort, it

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Bowling Green dentist reopens for non-emergency procedures

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – New procedures, new plans, and a new world for dentists across Kentucky.

The first phase of reopening Kentucky began Monday with non-urgent health care services such as optometrists, chiropractors, and dentists.

“We’ve developed an entirely new patient intake protocol that changes the moment the patient really arrives in the parking lot.,” said Dr. Devin Hall, Chandler Park Dental Care.

Chandler Park Dental Care in Bowling Green has met the state guidelines to reopen, but that comes with adjustments.

At Chandler Park Dental Care, patients will check-in for their appointment via text message.

“If they have a mask they will wear that, if they do not have a mask then we will provide a mask for them to wear into the facility. They will be taken directly to the treatment area. So, no waiting room, no congregating with other people,” Dr. Hall said.

Anyone accompanying a

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders dentists to postpone elective procedures for one month

Updated at 5:44 p.m., March 22, 2020: to include Abbott’s one-month ban on elective dental procedures.

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday ordered dentists, as well as other health care professionals in Texas, to postpone for one month all elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures.

Abbott’s new executive order directs dentists as well as doctors to delay until 11:59 p.m. on April 21 “all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary” to preserve a patient’s life or avoid “adverse medical consequences.”

Abbott’s order applies to all licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities.

The main impetus for it was to free up hospital beds for Texans who have contracted the novel coronavirus. However, many workers in the dental profession believed keeping dentists’ offices open posed a hazard to their and patients’ health – by increasing community spread of the virus. It also depletes scarce masks,

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