At EJL, our practice focuses on prevention and advocacy. On most days, we are promoting optimal oral health. Today, however, we are focused on preventing our patients, team members and doctors from COVID-19.
As healthcare experts in the media and on the frontlines have repeatedly discussed, we should all do our best to follow the rules. These include:
Though we’re all thrown off of our regular routines, we also encourage you to still be dedicated to your dental hygiene while at home. Brush twice a day, floss once a day and ensure you help your kids do the same. If you are an orthodontic patient who would like more information on what this means for your treatment, this article may be helpful. Click here
You’re not alone in this-- we are also following the rules outlined by the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the CDC and local and federal officials. Here’s why the rules are important in dentistry:
We want to prevent patients from seeking care in an urgent care facility or ER, so in the event of a dental emergency in which any delays can place a patient in a harmful situation, we are still here for you. Our pediatric dentists, general dentist and orthodontist are still on call for your dental emergencies. You can call the office at (301) 881-6170 for further instructions on how to reach the doctor on call.
Once our limitations on procedures are lifted, we will be back focusing on advocating for good oral health! If you are a patient whose appointment was canceled or rescheduled, please know that we will make sure to have appointments available. We’ll be adding weekday and Saturday hours to accommodate patients whose appointments had to be canceled. Until then, please be safe and healthy.
In health and happiness,
Drs. Ensor, Johnson and Lewis