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An Important COVID‑19 Announcement

3/24/2020

Dear Valued Patients:
Please read this in its entirety as it will answer many questions you may have about your dental care during these turbulent times. As of 3/23 Governor Inslee has initiated a stay at home order for all non essential services. Emergent dental care is still considered an essential service so our office will remain open on a limited basis to see emergent patients, AFTER a CDC recommended health screening has been completed, AND we have adequate personal protection equipment on hand for our staff and doctors available to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID 19 Virus.

Presently all elective dental treatment has been mandated to be postponed until May 18th. The term elective is up for debate and the risk of transmission with proper health screening and use of personal protection equipment is low, however it is not zero and any incidence of transmission from staff to patient, patient to patient or patient to staff is too high for our standards. In addition, we must also use PPE in a dental setting which takes it away from a Frontline health care worker who may require it and it is in severely limited supply. We are donating excess PPE to hospitals if possible.

For this reason we are only seeing patients where not completing treatment would likely result in a emergency room visit if their condition was left untreated, AND they have passed an 8 question screening, AND only if we have appropriate PPE available for the protection of our staff and other patients. This level of discrimination is required.

We are extremely uncomfortable knowing our patients may be in discomfort, inconvenienced or in pain due to their dental condition. The COVID 19 risk supercedes this at this time. We will try to use medications such as pain killer and antibiotics, remote evaluation by phone or video call, transmission of images via electronic methods prior to seeing you if possible.

Our phones will be open Monday – Friday from 7am to 4pm for the duration. We are here for you, we will be ready or your return to our practice when it has been determined safe to do so.

As previously mentioned please assume your presently scheduled visit has been postponed. If your visit falls into a category where we feel that management with medication is not appropriate, or where delaying treatment may result in harm to you we will be contacting you to complete a health screening in the next 7-10 days. At that time your treatment may be considered emergent and may be considered to be completed at this time. In the meantime please stay home, stay safe and help our community get past the COVID 19 pandemic.

With Gratitude,
Dr. Ziegele & Team


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If I have an appointment scheduled should I call to reschedule it now?

A: No, you will be contacted by someone in our office over the coming days (if considered essential) or later (sometime later) about rescheduling your previously scheduled treatment.

Q: How will rescheduling priority be completed?

A: Patients will be contacted in the order that they were previously scheduled to have their treatment completed

Q: Will there be a medical screening if my treatment is considered essential?

A: Yes, here are those questions.

• Do you have a Fever, Cough, Sore throat or shortness of breath

• Have you experienced any change to your sense of smell or taste at this time.

• Have you had close personal contact (without) PPE with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID‑19

• Have you had a International travel history in the last two weeks?

• Are you in a High risk category due to age >70, or moderate to severe medical conditions which could affect immune system function?

• Do you consent to having your temperature taken upon arrival?

• Have you visited a hospital setting or senior care facility in the last 2 weeks without the use of PPE?

• Have you attended a function with more than 50 ppl in the last two weeks?

Yes to any disqualifies

Q: Do you know when you will be able to return to normal dental treatment?

A: At this time to the best of our understanding we will function on an emergent basis until May 18th, returning gradually to a normal schedule at that time

Q: How can I get in touch with my doctor?

A: Use email to reach Dr. Ziegele directly: info@aprilziegele.com

Q: If I have severe pain, swelling or other emergent needs can I be seen?

Yes, after a thorough screening of your needs and passing our health questionnaire we will still see patients, however it is our goal to keep you at home and safe if possible

Q: My temporary crown or bridge has come off, can I be seen?

A: Almost certainly, especially if you are in pain. However, our hours are limited and varied for team safety

Q: If my denture is bothering me should I be seen?

A: Unless there is a significant sore forming you should not, try rinsing with warm salt water and leaving the denture out

Q: Can medication be called in for me if needed?

A: Yes it can, it is preferred to manage pain and mild infections in this way at this time. Please contact the office and we will help you from there

April Ziegele, DDS

Sumner's Trusted Dentist

Before becoming a Sumner dental expert, I received my doctorate in dentistry from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated at the top of my class in 1997. I have trained at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and have been featured in a book by Dr. Bill Blatchford about the top 23 dentists in North America, called Playing Your A Game.

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