COVID-19 Update – May 21, 2020:

Opening for Full Services Friday, May 29

On Thursday, May 21st, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order that rescinded the previous order to postpone non-essential medical and dental procedures. This recent executive order also allows individuals to leave their homes and travel to “secure medication or to seek medical or dental care for themselves or a household or family member.” Non-essential dental care has been deemed safe to resume in our area and we are now open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday to process the backlog of appointments.

Update March 30 2020

As you have likely heard by now, on Monday, March 23 Governor Whitmer issued
a Stay At Home Order for non-essential businesses to suspend operations until
April 13.

We want you to know that dentistry is an essential healthcare service, and as
such we will remain open to serve emergencies and urgent dental care needs, as
outlined by the American Dental Association. We will be postponing any elective
or hygiene services until it has been deemed safe to resume.
What constitutes a dental emergency or urgent dental care need?  In summary,
this would include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Abscess or infection resulting in swelling
  • Severe dental pain
  • Postoperative issues from a recent procedure
  • Broken Teeth
  • Trauma resulting in loose teeth

If you have an upcoming appointment you have probably heard from us already. 
Our doctors are reviewing each patient currently scheduled for treatment to
determine when you should be treated. If you are ill or have experienced
symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please contact us and we will be
happy to reschedule when you are healthy. If you are experiencing a dental
emergency and have flu-like symptoms, we will coordinate with your physician to
determine a plan to help you.

Temporary Office Hours:

At this time, we have temporarily adjusted our patient care hours as follows
through April 30th. These hours may be adjusted slightly on a daily basis to best
suit our patient needs:

Patient Care Hours:
Wayland: Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Coopersville: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. -5:00p.m.
Phone Hours: Monday -Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Stay Home & Stay Safe With Teledentistry: We offer telehealth services to
manage emergencies while maintaining the recommended social distancing. If
you aren’t sure if your dental condition requires an in-person visit, please call us
to set up a teledentistry appointment with your dentist from your home! This
service requires Apple FaceTime or Zoom. If you do not have an Apple phone,
simply download the Zoom app on your smartphone or computer.

COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020:

On March 16, the American Dental Association made a recommendation that
elective and preventative dental appointments be postponed.

Our doctors are reviewing all patients currently scheduled in the coming days and
we have been rescheduling non-urgent appointments for a later date.  We have
made the decision to remain open for anyone experiencing a dental emergency
and treatment that could put you at risk for more urgent dental issues.

If you have a dental emergency or concern, we are still here for you!  Please
contact our office to schedule to avoid congesting urgent care and emergency
rooms with dental emergencies (and to help preserve hospital resources).  Our
phones will continue to be staffed during normal business hours.

We also offer telehealth services to manage emergencies while maintaining the
recommended social distancing.  If you aren’t sure if your dental condition
requires an in-person visit, please call us to make a teledentistry appointment
with your dentist from your home!

Please know that we are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients
and team members and are continuing to use CDC and OSHA guidelines to wear
proper protective equipment as well as sterilizing instruments and equipment.

We have also increased our cleaning/sterilizing measures in all areas and are
protecting everyone by implementing social distancing (we are limiting
appointment availability and keeping our dental treatment teams small). We do
ask that if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 to
please reschedule your dental appointment.

We ask that you have patience with us as we do our part to “flatten the curve”
and get through this together. In the meantime, FaceTime your parents or a
friend, give your fur-baby or kids some extra love and always keep smiling!