COVID-19 Practice Update
As of 3/17/2020:
With the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the United States, we wanted to make you aware of decisions within our practice that have the potential to affect our patients. In regards to patient and staff safety, we are continuing to follow guidelines and recommendations from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, Minnesota Department of Health, American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Centers for Disease Control, and American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Based upon recommendations from the above groups, Southeastern MN Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates is no longer seeing patients for elective surgical treatment. We will see patients that have had a dental examination who are deemed to have dental emergencies requiring oral surgical care. We will also continue to see patients of record to ensure an appropriate post-operative course and treat emergent issues as indicated. This will ensure continuity of care for our patients. Our care will be available to all our locations over the coming weeks. We ask for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
We will continue to re-evaluate this situation over the coming weeks. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with any questions or concerns. The situation continues to evolve and we will continue to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 for the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community. Thank you again for your understanding of this, as it allows for the availability of clinical and hospital resources and personal protective equipment (PPE).