Patient Risk Acknowledgement May26,2020The College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBS) has issued a notice to all dentists strongly recommending that all elective and non-essential dental services be suspended until further notice. If you have true dental emergency – uncontrolled severe pain, bleeding or swelling please contact Dr. Wade @ 604 908-7383 or visit www.HealthLinkBC.ca or call 8-1-1.
As this is a rapidly changing situation, patients with scheduled appointments within the next week, please consider your appointment as cancelled. We will contact you as soon as we are permitted by the CDSBC to resume practicing. Thank you for your consideration and resilience. Stay healthy.
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, staff and community. 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. Upon the CDSBC permitting resumption of elective and non-essential dental care, 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:
- Fever, cough or acute respiratory illness (with or without pneumonia)
- Loss of smell or taste
- Travelled outside of Canada within 14 days prior to symptom onset
- Close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- Other potentially relevant exposure such as close contact with someone who was ill and had travelled outside of Canada in the 14 days before their symptom onset.
Patients meeting the criteria above are encouraged to phone to reschedule their appointment, before entering the office. Patients meeting the criteria above may request testing via their primary health care provider or with prior notice to a walk-in clinic to arrange for assessment by medical staff.
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 as soon as we can.
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