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COVID-19 Updates

5/15/2020: WE WILL BEGIN REOPENING MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020 AT 7:50AM!  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE WILL BE SEEING FEWER PATIENTS PER DAY THAN OUR "NORMAL" FOR A FEW WEEKS DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION WITH THE RE-OPEN.  

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR INFORMATION FOR THE ISDS AND ADA: 

https://www.isds.org/news-details/2020/05/09/new-guidance-for-reopening-dental-offices-around-the-state-to-more-than-emergency-services

https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/patients/covid-19-state-mandates-and-recommendations?utm_source=cpsorg&utm_medium=covid-cps-virus-lp&utm_content=state-mandates&utm_campaign=covid-19

5/11/2020: WE ARE STILL CLOSED. PLEASE SEE THE PREVIOUS POSTS. 

4/29/2020: PLEASE SEE THE LINKS BELOW FROM THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA) AND THE ILLINOIS STATE DENTAL SOCIETY (ISDS). NOTE THE ADA MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT ALSO SAYS TO FOLLOW YOUR STATE'S RECOMMENDATION.

              https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/patients/covid-19-state-mandates-and-recommendations

              https://www.isds.org/member-center/covid-19-information

4/28/2020: CURRENTLY THE ILLINOIS STATE DENTAL SOCIETY (ISDS)(IN CHARGE OF THE DENTISTS FOR THE STATE OF IL) HAVE NOT MADE A MODIFICATION FROM THEIR PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT MADE ON 4/1/2020.  SO THE ADVICE FROM THE ISDS REMAINS THE SAME: TO POSTPONE ALL NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AT THE OFFICE AND SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL, MOST LIKELY ON A LATER DATE.  WE WILL BE CHECKING THE VOICEMAIL ROUTINELY.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FROM THE PREVIOUS DATES. 

4/7/2020: HERE IS A RECENT ARTICLE FROM THE NEWS GAZETTE: 

https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-response-patients-may-have-to-grin-bear-a-toothache/article_d3015293-9154-5343-b246-9554e99a8618.html?fbclid=IwAR3syJt3cdFodlyDIWiKdMD-JCMWaKERhZ1PBHaF11oSE3nKYnDdpaio95Q

4/1/2020: THE ILLINOIS STATE DENTAL SOCIETY (IN CHARGE OF ALL THE DENTISTS FOR THE STATE) HAS ANNOUNCED TO POSTPONE ALL NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AT THE OFFICE AND SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL, MOST LIKELY ON A LATER DATE.  WE WILL BE CHECKING THE VOICEMAIL ROUTINELY.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW. 

 https://www.isds.org/member-center/covid-19-information

 https://stage.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/april/ada-urges-dentists-to-heed-april-30-interim-postponement-recommendation?_ga=2.135056689.14486695.1585769903-624416951.1582321953

https://www.ada.org/en/press-room/news-releases/2020-archives/april/summary-of-ada-guidance-during-the-covid-19-crisis?utm_source=adaorg&utm_medium=adahomerotator&utm_content=interim-statement&utm_campaign=covid-19

          World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int

          Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov





3/24/2020: THE ISDS (FOR THE STATE) HAS AGREED WITH THE ADA (FOR THE NATION) THAT ALL NON-EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS BE POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 8TH.  PREVIOUSLY, AS NOTED BELOW ON 3/20/2020, DENTAL WORK WAS POSTPONED UNTIL 3/31/2020 FOR ILLINOIS; IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED.  PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AT THE OFFICE AND SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL, MOST LIKELY ON A LATER DATE.  WE WILL BE CHECKING THE VOICEMAIL ROUTINELY.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW. 

Please check out these websites for the most recent information.  As we all know, the information changes minute by minute.  Please find the article with the most recent date.  Thank you!

https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/march/ada-recommending-dentists-postpone-elective-procedures

https://www.isds.org/news-details/2020/03/23/3.23.20-isds-revises-recommendation-after-governor-issues-shelter-in-place-order

          World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int

          Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov


3/20/2020: