On May 31st, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (RCDSO) advised that dentists in Ontario can resume providing in-person treatment for all deferred, non-essential, and elective services, in addition to emergency and urgent care. This message aligns with the announcement on May 26th from the Ontario government regarding all regulated healthcare professionals.
For your safety, and at the directive of our college, we’ll be proceeding with caution in a staged approach as we reopen Fonthill Marketplace Dental, starting with hygiene and non-aerosol generating procedures.
For patients eager to get a cleaning, watch for a followup email next week with instructions to book a time with Whitney.
We’re working hard to complete office upgrades and secure essential personal protective equipment, so you can feel as safe as possible at your next appointment.
We’ll be calling all previously cancelled patients and everyone who requested treatment while we were closed. We’ll be booking patients as early as June 10.
We’ll continue to prescreen all staff and patients for COVID-19. Appointments will be spaced out to ensure social distancing. Patients coming into the office will be asked to wear a face mask.
Next time you see us things will look a little different at the office, and so will we. We’ll be dressed in full personal protective equipment, including scrubs, gloves, gowns, masks, and face shields, when necessary.
It’s our goal to help you feel as comfortable as possible from the moment you arrive in our office until the time you go home.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming weeks.
Dr. Thomas McMurran