March 15th, 2020
March 17, 2020 RE: COVID-19 Update
To our Patients and Families,
In the midst of this Public Health Crisis with the novel Coronavirus, we want to inform you of office and policy changes that Cedar Rapids Pediatric Dentistry will implement beginning immediately. We are making every effort to keep our patients, staff, and community at as low a risk as possible for spreading COVID-19.
We have followed guidance by the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Board, Centers for Disease Control and Iowa Public Health Board.
The following policy changes have been made effective immediately:
- Cedar Rapids Pediatric Dentistry will cancel all non-emergent dental appointments until further notice. All appointments currently scheduled will be cancelled. Our office will be contacting you directly to reschedule these appointments. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT.
- Emergent dental needs, such as facial and dental trauma, dental swelling, and pain may contact our office or contact the Pediatric Dentist On-Call. The dental need will then be assessed by the Pediatric Dentists and arrangements for care will be determined and made on a case-by-case basis.
- In an effort to minimize the number of people in our clinic, families with emergent dental needs are instructed to bring ONLY the patient scheduled plus one adult or guardian for a total of “patient plus one” persons. Infants are not included in this count.
We will continue to follow all public guidance made by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Linn County and Iowa Public Health boards, American Dental Association, and Iowa Dental Board.
Thank you all! Wash your hands! Practice social distancing! Stay home and out of public spaces as much as possible. Help us all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.
-Cedar Rapids Pediatric Dentistry
Sarah Swenson, Teresa Geneser, and Ursula Diehl
COVID-19 Update Policy (PDF)