WELLS ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY ASSOCIATION
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 2020
As you know there has been a Coronavirus disease outbreak that originated in China and has now spread to many parts of the world including the United States. According to the CDC and the Mayo Clinic the Coronavirus is part of a family of viruses that can cause severe respiratory illnesses. Other strains cause the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome, (SARS), among others. This virulent virus strain has been classified as COVID-19 disease.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can take 2 to 14 days to appear after exposure. Some of the early symptoms are:
Shortness of breath
This Practice is committed to the safe management of the special people we are privileged to treat. We are also committed to the safety of our team as we seek to provide the highest level of oral and maxillofacial surgical care for you.The physical plant has been thoroughly disinfected and new measures have been employed to address the heightened level of vigilance necessary.
Towards that end All patients, new and returning, will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding any potential exposures to others or parts of the world where the virus may have been prevalent.
All patients are screened by phone initially and if a determination is made that any sign of respiratory compromise is present they will be asked to see their physician for further evaluation prior to being seen in our Practice.
We thank you, in advance, for your understanding as we take the steps necessary for your protection during this period of heightened vigilance.
Dr. Marvin Wells