Practice Updates Regarding Coronavirus

BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS from the ADA, ISDS and the CDC, we’re temporarily changing the way our practice operates. We recommend that all of our patients check the CDC’s website for information on the coronavirus and what we can do to slow the spread.

Temporary Changes to Our Schedule

Davis & Engert Dentistry is available to answer any of your questions and treat emergency or urgent care patients. Please don’t hesitate to call us! We are following the recommendations by the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by postponing all elective dental treatment. Based on Governor Pritzker ‘s shelter-in-place order, we will be abiding by this plan until April 7, 2020. We hope to resume normal business hours on April 8, 2020, but will be actively monitoring and following all forthcoming guidelines.

OFFICE HOURS (3/17/20 – 4/7/20)

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed

What is Emergency or Urgent Treatment?

American Dental Associate has provided guidelines to all dental professionals for the types of treatment that can be considered emergency and/or urgent. If you have any needs or questions regarding getting an appointment with us, please call us! (847)698-2161.

If you come in for an emergency visit, we will be taking several additional precautions:

  • Pre-treatment screening questions will be asked prior to scheduling.
  • Pre-treatment screening questions will be asked at the office before your appointment.
  • Your temperature will be taken prior to your appointment.
  • We will provide your a 1% Hydrogen Peroxide rinse before starting any procedure.
A few steps we are proactively taking at Davis & Engert:
  • Increasing efforts and frequency in disinfecting all spaces
  • Increasing the number of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout our building
  • Educating our employees on preventative measures provided by the CDC

We encourage our patients to follow these best practices:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Keep away from others that are sick
  • If you are sick, exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, or know that you have been exposed to the virus, please stay home for 14 days

We Are Strong When We Work Together

Right now, one of the best ways that we, as healthcare professionals, can help to slow the spread of coronavirus is to follow the guidance of these health organizations, and we encourage our patients to do the same. We will be sure to update you about additional changes at our practice.

We love all our patients!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.