Our dearest patients,
Today, April 23rd, Gov. Brown announced the order that required our office to close has been lifted. Please know, that even though she has said medical and dental clinics can reopen as of May 1st, 2020, we HAVE to meet certain criteria before doing so.
The biggest requirement is going to be waiting until our orders of PPE have been received. We previously donated our stock to the local hospitals, so we need our masks, face shields, gowns and surgical caps. Additionally, we will be installing precautionary dividers, adding UV light purifiers, and more. We are already working on getting these specifics in place, but it will take some time.
Another requirement for us to reopen is to reduce our daily patient load by 50%. This allows us to minimize unnecessary contact between patients as well as ensuring we can disinfect and sanitize additional surfaces like our lobby and bathrooms. Because of this requirement, we will still be reaching out to patients to postpone some appointments. We will be reviewing history and need to prioritize which patients and/or procedures will be pushed out a little.
We know this is great news and we are so happy to be able to start seeing our patients again. We will be posting additional information on our Facebook page and website to keep you updated on our progress. We will still be in and out of the office, so please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.
We are thankful for your understanding and patience while we do our best to get everyone taken care of as quickly as possible without putting anyone at any additional risk.
The team at Alison Cadaret DDS.