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Notice to patients 3 23 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS – 3/23/2020

Dear Patients,

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott signed an Executive Order directing all licensed health care professionals, including dentists, to postpone until after April 21, 2020 all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient who, without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure, would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician.  

In order to comply with this order, effective immediately, Active Life Dentistry will be rescheduling all patient appointments that do not meet the stringent criteria described in the Governor’s Order.  Our offices will remain open to treat emergencies and urgent issues as they arise and to answer calls from patients. Our front desk will currently be open from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday, for calls.  That schedule is subject to change as the situation progresses, so please check our website for the most recent information.

If you are currently scheduled for treatment, we will be in contact with you over the coming days to discuss your health status and possibly reschedule your appointment in accordance with the Governor’s Order.  Again, we will continue to see all patients needing emergency or immediate care. If you are in pain, have bleeding or swelling, have a crown come off or have other dental trauma, please call our office to discuss your situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care during this period, please call our office at 281.970.4000 to schedule. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this time,

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Notice to patients regarding COVID-19

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS

3/19/20

Dear Patients,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association have recommended that dentists nationwide postpone routine visits and elective procedures for the next three weeks, in order for dentistry to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to conserve healthcare supplies for the hospitals and other facilities that will need them. That being said, those agencies and the White House have also asked us to continue providing needed and emergency treatment so that urgent care facilities and emergency rooms are not overwhelmed with dental patients. We must do our part as healthcare workers to balance our safety and the safety of our patients while serving the needs of the community as a whole.

From Wednesday afternoon, March 18, through Friday, April 10, all routine hygiene appointments and elective procedures (e.g. teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, etc.) will be rescheduled. If you are currently scheduled for any other treatment, we will be in contact with you over the coming days to discuss your health status, health screening protocols and confirm whether the appointment should be kept or can be rescheduled to a later date. We will continue to see all patients needing emergency or immediate care.

Once all currently scheduled treatment has been completed, our offices will continue to remain open on a limited basis in order to treat emergencies and urgent issues as they arise. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to resume business as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care during this period, please call our office at 281.970.4000 to schedule.

Thank you to our patients for your understanding during this time,

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