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COVID-19 Update for Patients
As all healthcare professionals are, we are concerned about the COVID-19 and the impact on our patients and loved ones.
In response to GOV DeSantis’ Executive Order, Dental Doctors of Florida will be seeing patients with urgent needs only. This includes, but not limited to toothaches, visible “holes” in your tooth, root canals, extractions, etc. Routine cleanings are postponed until the order is rescinded.
If you are in pain, swelling, or toothache, our practice is available to help anyone living or traveling through the area. We are here to help you, and please do not hesitate to reach out if needed. We will be offering teledentistry if possible to help you. Our staff will be working shortened hours during this national emergency. If there is no answer at 904-829-2032, please call 904-250-7535, and Dr. Ohmer will receive the call and get back to you as soon as he can.
We are asking all patients that exhibit any symptoms of illness to not come in for dental treatment until they feel like those symptoms have resolved, and test results conclude that they are not at risk. Additionally, we are asking any patients who have traveled internationally within the past two weeks, including cruises, to call and reschedule their appointments.
We also believe that a healthy mouth contributes to your overall wellness and immune system and feel that your regular dental care and maintenance should continue.
Our other concern is our patient’s overall well-being. We are aware that the news coverage and reaction to this global health challenge is creating worries for many. If you need any type of support or have any questions about the virus or the stress it is causing you or your family, please don’t hesitate to call us.
Here are some General Health and Wellness suggestions:
Get plenty of rest
Wash hands frequently
Lower your stress/meditate
Monitor the situation lightly, and react only when necessary.
We promise to keep you updated as we get more information and to be the voice of reason. Thanks for your understanding. When the order is lifted, our staff will get back to you to schedule your routine dental care.
Dr. Merlin Ohmer