Dear Brush Family Dentistry Family,
We received an email Monday evening at 5:15pm from the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association stating it was recommended that dental offices in Colorado should postpone all non-emergent dental visits and cleanings to control the spread of the Coronavirus. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we determine the best way to keep our families, our team, and the greater population safe.
For now, Brush Family Dentistry will be closed from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until April 6th, 2020, when we hope to be able to resume normal operations. This is being done as an additional effort to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of this virus. If you had a scheduled appointment during this time, we will be in touch to get you rescheduled. We are developing strategies to accommodate the future additional need.
This decision was not made lightly, but necessary in order to protect our patients, our team and our Doctor after reading updated recommendations by the CDC and OSHA.Dental procedures generate a large number of droplets and aerosols. The latest advice is that our standard personal protective equipment is not effective enough to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, especially when patients are in the incubation period and are unaware they are infected. This means that screening is no longer considered effective in capturing all who may be infected with the virus. Continuing to provide dental treatment and cleanings at this time is just not appropriate when trying to limit this virus.
OSHA has placed dental professionals in the “very high exposure risk” category regarding COVID-19.
If you have a true dental emergency, we will be here to assist you. Please do NOT go to any Emergency Rooms and call our office first at 970-842-2858.
Rest assured that we are reading scientific and government recommendations, talking with local colleagues, and taking direction from our national organizations. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but it is imperative that as a community, we slow the spread of this virus, and that requires extreme measures. We are aiming to help flatten the curve by implementing this policy.
We remain committed to the safety of you and your family! We appreciate your understanding as we all try to navigate through this situation.
Stay Home and Stay Healthy!
Dr Birch and the Brush Family Dentistry Team