Waldo Dental Care COVID-19 Update
Following recommendations from the American Dental Association and the “Stay at Home” Order issued by our local governments in Jackson, Johnson, Wyandotte and surrounding counties our offices have postponed elective procedures until April 24th, in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Please note that during these changes our office hours and availability will vary so we ask that you please contact the office at 816-561-2273 to confirm appointment availability and hours of operation before coming in.
We will continue to see patients in need of emergency care which to ensure that our local emergency departments are not forced to feel the burden of caring for additional patients. We will continue to follow the direction of The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Department of Homeland Security, which have categorized healthcare as a critical infrastructure industry, in addition to the food supply and pharmaceutical industries.
At Waldo Dental Care we have a special responsibility to maintain our commitment to patients with dental emergencies. We will continue to update regularly as more information and updates become available. We want to help do our part to help keep our communities safe.
We are committed to keeping our patients healthy and continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation daily. The safety of our patients has always been our number one priority.
Our practice consistently follows the Centers for Disease Control’s Infection Control Guidelines for Dental Practices. We have state-of-the-art infection control policies, procedures and systems in place that demonstrate safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare that meet or exceed the Centers for Disease Control’s Standard
Precautions for Dental Practices.
During these uncertain times, we urge you to take care of yourself, which also includes seeing your dentist in case of emergency. Our doctors and team members remain here to assist you with your dental needs and are available to answer any questions you might have.
How to protect yourself and stop the spread of germs:
Sanitize your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Ifsoap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
Stay at home when you are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
You may be asked to put on a face mask to protect others.
If you or your child feels sick:
If you or your child are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please inform our
team members and we will kindly reschedule your appointment:
Shortness of breath
Chest Pain or Respiratory symptoms
Visit the CDC's website at CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for the most current