A message to all regarding our OFFICE CLOSURE during the COVID 19 crisis:
In keeping with the mandates of Public Health and The College of Dental Surgeons of BC, our office is closed and all elective procedures are not available. We are restricted to see only serious emergency and very urgent dental issues, and we are advised as much as possible to manage dental pain and infection by phone, for advice or a prescription of the appropriate medication. Only serious emergency issues that cannot be managed this way may be seen directly, under special arrangement.
This very unfortunate situation is in adherence to the concept of limiting community spread by avoiding direct contact. Dental treatment of course is based on direct contact with a patient’s oral fluids and subsequent aerosols, and thus, because of the ease in which this dangerous virus spreads there is considerable risk to the dental team, to the patient and thus to the community at large.
Although we are not in the office, we are monitoring and responding to all calls. At this time, we are not making any new appointments and all previously scheduled appointments with our dentists and hygienists are cancelled until further notice.
As this fast moving and fluid situation evolves, we will keep you updated.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. We are looking forward to returning as soon as possible!
May we offer our best wishes for the health and safety for you and your loved ones.
From all of us at the Sechelt Dental Centre