Recently there was a statement released suggesting people not visit their dentist due to the risk of COVID-19. However, this statement was only referring to high-risk countries like the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, and DOES NOT apply to dentists in Canada.
We want to reassure you, we have implemented and exceeded all additional precaution recommendations from the following organizations: IPAC, RCDSO, CDHO, ODNAA, WHO, CDC, and Public Health Canada.
It has been a challenging few months. But we received word late Sunday (May 31, 2020) evening from our Regulator The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health under "Directive #2 that: "dentists are now permitted to provide in-person care for all deferred, non-essential, and elective services (including teeth cleanings) in addition to emergency and urgent care." All orthodontic treatments are now restored and patients can now begin their treatments again or come in for further adjustments as needed. The College also removed the very restrictive guidelines for treating patients and is now aligned with our other provinces and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Drs. de Man, Schenkel, and Höediono have always followed all the prescribed measures and had already implemented the most stringent infection control measures prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the newest restrictions issued during the pandemic. Because we have always had the highest standard of care for our patients, and because we have already re-equipped the office to those very stringent standards, we will continue to keep them for the time being. Thank you for being patient.
We are grateful to all our patients and friends who showed us their support, and now we are so happy to welcome you all back. Those who had their appointments canceled will be called first to rebook. Those who have upcoming prearranged appointments will be contacted to confirm their dates and times. We urge you to please call our office at your convenience to confirm or rebook your appointments. And those, who have emergencies will be seen immediately at the first available time. It has been a trying time for all our families, our community, and our health care and front line workers. Together we will overcome this pandemic, and we will now move forward to rebuild all those things we have held dear to all of us. Welcome back!
Drs. Harry, Helen , Mike and Caley.
de Man & Höediono Dentistry is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative state-of-the-art procedures, that will result in beautiful long lasting smiles!