IN RESPONSE TO HEIGHTENED CONCERNS ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), MFFD is Limiting Its Practice Scope Until Further Notice
In light of recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, ADA recommendations, and the governor’s request, MFFD is postponing all elective dental treatments and routine hygiene appointments at this time. Drs. Evan and Bartels are still seeing patients whose treatment is necessary to relieve pain and/or restore normal oral functioning, along with emergency dental cases. We urge all patients with high-risk medical conditions and those who are elderly to postpone dental treatment at this time if possible.
Your health is and will always remain our top priority. A staff member will be available to take your calls and answer your questions during regular business hours at 330-688-4942. Our after-hour message will still include information on how to reach either Dr. Evan or Dr. Bartels in the event of a dental emergency. We urge you to call if you are experiencing any dental discomfort or pain.
The MFFD team did not make this decision lightly. We understand how disruptive and inconvenient this change will be for families. We believe, however, this approach helps us keep patients’ health our top priority while also doing our part to help flatten the curve.
We will monitor the situation on a week-by-week basis and will be in touch with those families with upcoming treatments scheduled in order to help you determine the best plan of action for your particular situation. We will use social media and our website to keep our patients and community updated of any changes at our practice during these unique times.
As medical professionals, we encourage you to follow the social distancing guidelines suggested by our governor and health officials.
Stay home if you can. Do go out and take a walk, but give other people you encounter at least 6 feet of space as you pass by. If you need to cough or sneeze, do so in the crook of your arm or into a tissue. Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. Disinfect high-contact surfaces in your home and office every day. Please, if you’re sick, stay home!.
Let’s all do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the burden on our medical teams who are working night and day to care for the sick. We already miss seeing all of your beautiful smiles! Together, we will get through this difficult time. We look forward to sunnier days when we’ll be able to be together again.
Stay healthy and safe.
Dr. Evan, Dr. Bartels, and the MFFD Team