COVID-19 Coronavirus


COVID-19

MARCH 16, 2020

***COVID 19 UPDATE*** 

We will be suspending all non-urgent dental care from now through Friday, March 27, 2020.  This is a voluntary preventative measure strongly advised by the California DentalAssociation and in support of our commitment to public health and social responsibility.
 
If you have an appointment scheduled during the next two weeks, we will be calling you to reschedule.  If we are unable to reach you, we will reschedule your appointment once we return to the office on Monday, March 30th.  Emergency dental care services will be managed on a case-by-case basis.
 
We understand these changes may cause inconveniences.  We do not make such decisions lightly and are only doing so out of an abundance of caution during this unprecedented public health crisis.  The health, safety and peace of mind of our patients are our top priorities.  Please note:  we have no reported cases of COVID-19 among our team or patients.  As health care professionals, however, we have a moral and professional responsibility to help “flatten the curve,” and will continue to follow the guidance of government health authorities and dental associations in helping to slow the spread of the virus.
 
We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you again in our office soon.  Stay safe & stay healthy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Arvin Mehta and your Vaca Valley Dental Team

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At Vaca Valley Dental, your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance.  To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we do follow usual universal precautions in our operatories and office. Additionally, every half hour to an hour we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant.

For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:

  • If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
    • a cold or the flu
    • fever or nausea
    • severe headaches or body aches
    • muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • active tuberculosis (TB)
    • mumps, measles, chickenpox
    • other contagious disease
  • Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.

If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately.   The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted.  Thank you for your patronage.


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