In an effort to stay true to our mission of putting our team, patients, and community first, Green Hills Dentistry will remain open for emergency care during the COVID-19 crisis. We will delay all preventative and deferrable treatment. This decision is effective immediately.
I ask for your patience and cooperation as we navigate these uncharted waters. At the end of the week, with guidance from appropriate agencies, we will decide whether or not to restore full service in the week to come. If you have an appointment scheduled, we will contact you to let you know our plans. Please refrain from leaving cancellation messages on the office voicemail. Be aware that our automated system may send out reminder messages in error. I apologize for any confusion this may create. We are working through the best way to halt these messages without disabling the system
The health and welfare of our patients and staff are our top priority. At the time of this writing, I am aware of only 2 cases of COVID-19 in the Lehigh Valley, and we know of no exposure to our office. We exercise a level of infections control that is well above the CDC guidelines, and continue to train our staff and improve our protocols. Rest assured we are taking this unprecedented step out of an abundance of caution. We want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
For the time being, we are awaiting guidance from the CDC, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and other government agencies to determine the length of closure.
I am certain this will pass, and when it does we will be here for you. Stay safe, stay healthy, and floss your teeth!
Ari Forgosh, DMD