Important Information Regarding COVID-19
We trust you and yours are well and have successfully navigated the challenges of the COVID-19
pandemic. Like you, we look forward to assuming our “new normal” soon.
Orders from Governor Michael DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio State Dental
Board, and other regulatory agencies required Beachwood Endodontic Specialists to remain open in March and April for emergency appointments only. If we had to postpone your appointment, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences. This was done under an abundance of caution, as the orders for dental specialists to remain open applied only to emergency treatment.
We are continuously monitoring the U.S. Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and multiple Ohio regulatory agencies in preparation for a safe reopening for you, our staff, and ourselves. As such, our team feels it is necessary to describe several new important protocols that we have implemented immediately to ensure your level of comfort and safety for when you visit our office:
o We will continue to prioritize urgent care.
o Patients who had their appointments postponed will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.
o We ask that you complete your patient registration online (www.beachwoodendo.com) prior
to arriving for your appointment.
o When arriving for your appointment please call us Beachwood Endodontic Specialists Phone Number 216-360-0090) from your car. Remain
in your car until we let you know “We are ready for you.” Anyone accompanying
you should remain in the car unless:
o the patient is a minor.
o the patient requires mobility assistance getting into and out of the office.
o the patient has medicated prior to their appointment.
o You must wear a mask when entering the office.
o In order to continue social distancing protocols, a member of our staff will escort you
directly into the operatory once you arrive.
o Once in the treatment room we will take your temperature, require that you rinse with
an iodine* mouth rinse for thirty seconds, and ask you several questions about your
health history, your overall well being, and review your dental issue(s). [*Patients
with an iodine allergy will be supplied an alternate product.]
o We will also be scheduling extra time in between patients to ensure we have ample
opportunity to thoroughly, and completely disinfect the operatory.
Beachwood Endodontic Specialists has been exercising “Universal Precautions” in our practice since its inception more than thirty years ago. We take every safeguard to prevent transmission of diseases. These measures include sanitization of surfaces, sterilization of instruments, and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) by our staff. Additional safety methods and measures will be taken for your protection. You will recognize some of the practices while others will be completed behind the scenes.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms.
We appreciate your trust and confidence in Beachwood Endodontic Specialists. We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you. We are happy to discuss your individual concerns.
Thank you for your patience during these unique and trying times. Stay well!
Steven J. Katz, D.D.S., M.S., Tera E. Bonar, D.M.D., M.S., & Staff
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
- Ohio Department of Health Hotline: 1-833-427-5634