An update on the COVID-19 Pandemic Issued March 27, 2020:
Last night the Pennsylvania Department of Health modified the earlier guidelines for dentistry and again are allowing office-based urgent and emergent dental and oral surgery treatment in the state with enhanced infection control measures. Our offices are able to meet and exceed all of these guidelines.
We are going to be seeing patients on a modified schedule in our facilities. We are still accepting new patients at this time so please reach out to us if you have pain or think you may need urgent treatment.
We will continue to support the community the best we can in these unprecedented times.
An update on the COVID-19 Crisis Issued on March 25, 2020:
This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health placed new restrictions on providing dental care that has essentially prevented any care in an office-based setting. We are hoping this gets clarified and updated soon so that we many continue to provide emergency care in our facilities. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please call our office (215) 672-6560, and as always, there is a doctor on-call 24 hours a day to assist.
An update on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Issued on March 22, 2020:
As recommended by various organizations and institutions, we are providing emergency care only at this time. Any upcoming appointments for elective treatments will be postponed. We will call you to reschedule soon and thank you for your patience.
If you are coming to one of our offices during this time, we would like to make you aware of several things. If you feel ill or have respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat or shortness of breath) or a fever please call BEFORE your visit to speak to a nurse. Any escort coming with you will be screened as well. We ask that any patients or accompanying persons who are not receiving treatment to wait outside the office in their automobile until we are fully prepared to take you in or out of the clinical area.
We continue to follow CDC and ADA recommendations and will adjustments and updates as necessary. Your, as well as our own, health and safety remains our top priority.
A Statement on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Issued on March 15, 2020:
As you are undoubtedly aware of the current challenges facing the US and abroad regarding the pandemic COVID-19 virus, we wanted to let everyone know what we are doing at OMS Centers to provide the best and safest treatment possible.
For background, we have met or exceeded infection control and sterilization requirements and guidelines for many years set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as state and local health boards. Additionally, we are accredited in all our facilities by the Joint Commission (JC). Through the JC’s mission of patient safety, the organization has provided us additional policies and procedures we have implemented through our many years of being accredited.
We have taken additional measures over the last few weeks to further our standards. We have increased the sanitation of our front desk, waiting room and restroom. Our entire staff has been trained on the novel Coronavirus. Our nurse who chairs the infection control department has been monitoring the rapidly-changing environment and has been helping us provide the best care possible.
At this time, our offices remain open to serve our community, though we are temporarily reducing our hours. If you have recently traveled to Asia, Europe, or any other region with confirmed cases of Coronavirus OR have come into close contact of anyone suspected/confirmed to have Coronavirus infection within the last 14 days please call our office prior to your appointment for further screening. If you have a fever, new onset of coughing, or shortness of breath, please contact your primary medical provider in addition to our office so that we can determine the best plan of care.
We are honored to have served this community for the last 53 years and are committed to our mission statement of providing quality Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Care in a pleasant and safe environment. If there are further updates we will communicate them as necessary.