Limited Appointments Through April 14
To Our Dear Patients,
Your health is at the center of everything we do — we have the highest standards for cleanliness, health and safety. Now, with the reality of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have added even more stringent measures to further protect your health, as well as the health of our team.
We understand that you have concerns about coronavirus, which has been designated a global pandemic. Each of us must do our part to help slow the spread of this disease. It is imperative that we do not overwhelm our already taxed hospitals, doctors, and healthcare system.
Elective Procedures Postponed
Because of these unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances — and based on guidance from world and national health agencies, Governor Polis, and the American Dental Association — we are postponing elective procedures scheduled from March 18 through April 14. Our team will call you to re-schedule any affected appointments that fall within this time-frame.
Open for Dental Emergencies- Please Call First
Our offices will still be available on a modified schedule for dental emergencies and essential procedures that can’t wait several weeks. Concentrating on emergency care will alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments during this pandemic.
If you experience a dental emergency during this time, please call us first so we can evaluate your need and get you scheduled.
DENVER OFFICE (303) 825-5527
Dr. Barry Taller
Tuesdays & Thursdays (8 a.m. – Noon)
FORT COLLINS – TAFT HILL OFFICE (970) 482-6034
Dr. Seth Cowden
Mondays & Fridays (8 a.m. – Noon)
FORT COLLINS – COLLEGE AVE OFFICE (970) 484-5297
Dr. Mick McDill, Dr. Todd Rosenzweig, Dr. Mesa Roth (rotating)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (8 a.m. – Noon)
We are closely monitoring the evolving situation, carefully following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking specific measures to protect you, your family, our employees, and the communities we serve. These include special precautions, such as intensive cleaning of our office and monitoring patients and staff for potential signs of illness.
As things change, we will adjust our policies and practices to respond appropriately to new developments. At the same time, we will keep you informed about best infection-control practices and what you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
How can you limit your exposure to the virus?
The best way to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainly person-to-person. How do you do that?
- Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain “social distancing” between others (about six feet apart)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)
What should you do if you’re sick?
- Stay home except to get medical care – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
- If you’re around or caring for others, wear a facemask (N95)
- Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands, and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
- Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
- Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency
Rest assured that all of us at Alpine Dental Health are taking this outbreak, and our responsibility as your trusted dental care team, seriously. We will continue evaluating developments and taking appropriate actions to reduce exposure and keep you up-to-date.
Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful patients as we work through this together.
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