March 19, 2020 - We are constantly monitoring the coronavirus situation and with much thought and deliberation, we have decided to close our office for the immediate future for routine and elective dental procedures. We will not keep any of our team on premises, but will answer phones remotely should you have an emergency. **Please call 936-205-1814 for any dental emergencies and we will make arrangements to see you quickly.
We do not make decisions like this lightly but feel with the information we have, we must take care of our team and our patients with utmost caution.
Our patient population is very diverse, from the younger children to the advanced age, from the pregnant to the immune-compromised. It is our moral obligation to do what we can to protect you, even if it means a loss of business for a (hopefully) short time.
Several state entities, as well as the American Dental Association, have strongly recommended (although not "mandated") that dental offices close for any elective or non-emergency dental procedures. We are considered a high risk area for contamination and spreading of this virus, and we must do our part to help #stopthespread. We appreciate your support and understanding as we travel through unchartered waters together.
We will be available for EMERGENCY visits only, and will initiate those appointments via telephone. You can text or call 936-205-1814 and we will take care of you promptly. We can still perform limited dental procedures that do not initiate aerosol productions and will do everything we can to keep you from an emergency visit to the ER during this time.
To reiterate, the following are considered at this time, but not limited to, elective and/or non-emergency visits and should be rescheduled for a further date:
- Dental cleanings of any kind
- Crowns/bridges (that are non-emergency)
- Veneers or cosmetic restorations
- Teeth whitening services
According to the Texas Dental Association the following people should not seek dental care at this time:
"TDA recommends anyone identifying with the following, including staff, not go to the dentist for elective procedures:
- Currently has a cough or shortness of breath
- History of significant chronic illness
- Compromised immune system
- You or a family member are considered high-risk
You or a family member have traveled to a location with a level 3 travel health notice Airline travel in the past 2 weeks Previously asked to self-isolate or self-quarantine Close contact to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 infection."
We thank you for your understanding and trust in our care. It is our goal to strengthen that relationship with our patients by taking preemptive action in this unprecedented time in our industry and lives.
Windham Family Dental 936-598-2923
936-205-1814 (Emergency Line for the immediate future)