To our Johnson Dental family,
As we continue to face uncertainty as a community due to COVID-19 and the social distancing guidelines passed down from the federal, state, and local leadership, our team at Johnson Dental has realized the continued importance of strong and on-going relationships.
We want you to know that we are here for you!
Where We’ve Been
When we think about the individuals that bring us joy in fulfilling our vision for health and well-being, we immediately think of you, our patients and friends. We miss you greatly and are continuing to find ways of connecting with you regularly and being available for you in any way possible as we get ready for opening the practice beyond emergency appointments.
The original goal of the reduction to Emergency Care only was to suppress the spread of the virus and reduce the use of protective masks, surgical gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that hospitals and clinics found in short supply. We eagerly anticipate the lifting of these restrictions, theoretically by May 11th. The May 5th Executive Order regarding elective care needs to be finalized but this is giving us a much more tangible target date. Regardless of the date the restrictions are completely lifted, our priority is to be completely prepared to safely welcome you back to our office. The limitation of care to emergency only has given us an opportunity to reinforce what we have always done when it comes to sterilization and infection controls, as well as implement additional steps to make sure that every patient can be assured a safe dental experience.
Our YouTube page has videos showing the steps we take to provide a safe environment for you. www.youtube.com/user/JohnsonDentalMN
Where We’re Going
As we look forward, we are embarking on the large task to replenish our supplies that went to hospitals. Additionally, we are working to be ready with a new schedule in place that will ensure the safety and comfort for both team and patients, as we return to full care and service. Very soon, members of our team will be reaching out to patients who have had their appointments displaced due to the shut down as well as patients who are currently scheduled in the upcoming months to confirm new appointments that promote social distancing mandates and protect our most vulnerable. We are developing scheduling options and will work to reserve an appointment based on your individual oral healthcare needs in order to maintain a safe and sterile environment.
We also know that during these unprecedented times, obstacles like additional time off from work and financial concerns can be barriers to ideal care. We have also taken the last two months to evaluate our patient finance options and same day dentistry solutions with the intention of making sure dentistry remains affordable with minimal time expended for all those in need.
Rest assured, Johnson Dental, as always, will place the health and wellbeing of our team and our patients first. We will continue to reach out and update you on a regular basis through various forms of contact. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for up-to-date information as well as tips and resources on how to maintain your oral hygiene at home during these times.
We look forward to seeing you all again and catching up with you at your next appointment.
Until then, be safe, stay well and keep your toothbrush and floss active!!
– The Team at Johnson Dental
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