Corona- Virus (COVID-19) Office Update
We are excited to announce ISDS has successfully worked with Governor Pritzker’s Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to begin reopening dental offices around the state to more than emergency services. New guidance was released by IDPH this evening at 5:24PM (Friday, May 8, 2020).
Starting Monday, May 11, IDPH recommends “oral health providers resume provision of routine oral and dental care consistent with this guidance for minimizing risk of transmission of COVID-19 in an oral healthcare setting.”
ISDS has worked closely with our state government leaders to make a compelling case for reopening your offices to additional dental procedures, as long as this new guidance is taken into consideration when making practice decisions. As you know, patients are likely foregoing dental care now, which may cause their oral health to deteriorate.
Our efforts, in that regard, are reflected in this new IDPH guidance. “…there is a need for a plan to resume safe and routine oral and dental treatment. As continued delay in the delivery of time-sensitive, disease treating, oral and dental care may result in the over-reliance on antibiotics and analgesics to manage oral health pathologies, patient complications, poorer prognoses, as well as the need for more complex and costly corrective oral and dental care.”
Due to the current COVID-19 implications our office will temporarily provide modified operating hours. Please call the office at 847-441-5939 for any questions and to schedule.
Winnetka Dental Group, LTD has been an innovator in all aspects of dental care and has recently been featured on WGN 9 News Medical Watch for our outstanding infection control procedures during the COVID 19 pandemic. This segment is featured on our main page. In response to COVID-19, we are following and exceeding all national and international standards including HEPA filtration and aerosol removal using the IQair system for each of our treatment suites as well as negative pressure systems in each of these rooms. To get more information on the IQair system please click here.
As this situation will continuously develop we will provide you with updates.
Stay safe and healthy!
Your Team at Winnetka Dental Group, LTD
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