Letter to Our Patients regarding COVID-19 Precautions; Practice Closed Until April 23


3/23/2020

To our Blue Back Dental patients,

In accordance with the Connecticut State Dental Association’s resolution, and in support of Governor Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order, we are extending our temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have a new tentative reopen date of April 23rd 2020. We are available to manage emergency dental needs only during this time. For any patients who have currently scheduled appointments between April 6th and April 22nd, our front desk team will be reaching out to you to reschedule.

According to the American Dental Association, “Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, and alleviate severe pain or infection.”

“Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments.” The Doctors will evaluate each patient’s situation on a case by case basis to determine the appropriate management strategy and whether an appointment is needed. According to the Connecticut State Dental Association, not complying with these recommendations may be considered a violation of the ADA’s Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct.

As always, we are available should you have any questions. We are greatly looking forward to our reopening on April 23rd unless modified, extended, or terminated by the Governor, and continuing your care. We will update you if any changes are made to these recommendations.

Stay well, be kind, wash your hands, stay home if you can. We will all get through this together.

Drs. Wu, Holzhauer and Holzhauer