Dear Patient Community:
Our top priority continues to be the comfort, safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and loved ones. Based on the updated guidelines provided by the Rhode Island Department of Public Health and the American Dental Association (ada.org) we are moving forward with scheduling hygiene and patient needs. Further delay of your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments and/or treatment that you were unable to schedule due to public health recommendations due to COVID19 can turn into more severe issues if not taken care of in a timely fashion.
Our office has always followed infection control recommendations by the ADA, CDC and OSHA and we are up to date on the current guidelines from these agencies to provide the necessary precautions for you, our valued patients, and our staff.
We are getting back to the "new" normal for our dental practice with having you come in to the waiting room for your dental appointments. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated and distance yourself from other patients, if you are fully vaccinated and have waited your two weeks from your vaccination you can come in to the office without a mask on. As always if you feel more comfortable waiting in your car until your dental appointment you can always enjoy our classic rock waiting room music in your car on 100.5 FM.
As we continue to update our messaging systems through text and email, we will call you to confirm your appointment by phone or text. Due to a backlog of patient appointments, requests and needs, all appointments must be confirmed 48 hours (2 business days) prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to be held (Monday appointments will need to be confirmed by Thursday at 3:00pm). We will resume our regular 24-hour cancellation policy once we are able to get through our backlog of patient needs.
We wish you and your families good health and a return to a healthy social and work environment as our state continues the process of safely opening our communities. We will continue to update you with any further office changes through various forms of electronic contact as needed. You can go to our website musicisthedifferencepjmcguirkdds.com or follow us on Facebook for up to date information.
In Good Health,
Dr. Patrick McGuirk