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COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020

We hope that you are doing well, staying safe, and keeping a positive outlook as we navigate this very unusual time. Here is an update on the status of our office.

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On March 20th, Governor DeSantis issued a mandate prohibiting dental offices from performing any medically unnecessary services through May 8th. (See below.)

If you have a dental emergency, please call the office at 239-949-1805. Our doctors are available and ready to assess any dental situation you have. Our front desk team is in the office fielding your calls and doing everything they can to help with your questions.

Due to the length of the time that the Governor has issued his mandate, we do not have all of the answers just yet. We ask that you be understanding of this extraordinary situation.

On a personal note I am torn. On one hand I am committed to stopping the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease. On the other hand, not being able to serve our patients is very difficult for all of us here. I can truly say we have a team passionate about taking care of our patients. We love what we do, and it hurts us to know that many of you want to get in for your appointments, but we cannot see you until the mandate expires. WE MISS YOU!

Once we have re-opened, we will do everything in our power to get everyone scheduled in a timely manner. We appreciate the tremendous support our patients have always shown our practice!

THANK YOU!

Jody Pugh
Practice Manager

See a personal message from me here. https://youtu.be/CuLXaR9OT4A

Read the full mandate from Governor DeSantis here.

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-72.pdf


A. All hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, office surgery centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices, and other health care practitioners’ offices in the State of Florida are prohibited from providing any medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery which, if delayed, does not place a patient’s immediate health, safety, or wellbeing at risk, or will, if delayed, not contribute to the worsening of a serious or life-threatening medical condition. Accordingly, all health care practitioners licensed in the State of Florida, including dentists, shall immediately cease performing these elective services.