Aftermath of COVID19
During the week of March 15, 2020, The Royal College of Dentists of Ontario and the Ministery of Health for the province of Ontario have effectively shut down the practices of 7000 dentists in Ontario. The only services which are considered acceptable are emergencies, such as broken teeth or attending to someone with facial injury. However, because of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), most dentists are not in a position to treat patients even for such emergencies. Only a handful of clinics such as the Emergency Dental Services has been seeing some patients and even they are running out of PPEs if they haven’t done so already. PPE’s have been in short supply from various distribution centres all over the country because the COVID19 pandemic caught everyone off guard.
Once the isolation/quarantine curtain lifts in the next couple of months, many people who didn’t sustain any serious injuries or suffer through any emergencies will still be in need of considerable dental care. Whether you haven’t had your teeth cleaned for several months or you’ve had fillings, crowns or other dental work crack or fall out of your mouth during the quarantine, you’ll need to see a dentist soon.
We encourage you to give us a call at 416-225-9910 and let us assess your post-COVID19 treatment needs so that you continue to maintain the highest level of oral health possible.
We wish everyone the best of health and stay safe during this challenging time.
Dr Veisman and team
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