The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. Due to elevated concerns of the virus, its transmission, and the multiple unknowns that continue to surround this developing pandemic, we have elected, out of an abundance of caution and concern, to do what we have decided is the best thing for the community at large: our patients and our staff.
Effective immediately, Michigan Oral Surgeons will be limiting the treatment we provide to patients to surgical emergencies. Non-emergency surgical care and evaluations will be delayed in an effort to mitigate the risk of exposure and disease spread in our community. We think this is the most efficient way to prevent unnecessary disease spread and to prevent this pandemic from taxing the critical health care resources that will be necessary to provide care to those whose illness is most severe.
We have made this decision in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, our public officials, and our professional societies. Our decision surpasses these guidelines because of the elevated risk of transmission during this unprecedented time.
This was an extremely difficult decision, and we appreciate your understanding and support as we move forward in the way we feel we can best serve our community and our referring dentists while protecting our ability to continue to provide the important surgical care for patients in need. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause to many people and look forward to tending to your needs as timely as possible.
Paul C. Lopez, DDS, MD
Anthony Fasi, DDS, MD
Dalbert W. Fear, Jr., DDS, MS
Christopher Sanker DDS, MD