To Our Valued Patients and Families,
We care deeply about your health and well-being. We have been closely following updates on recommendations from the CDC, Board of Health, Governor Baker as well as the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society.
The prevailing protocols suggest reducing interpersonal contacts to minimize the virus' transmission, with the hope that it is seasonal and that its spread will slow until the peak season has passed. This is why you have seen suspensions and cancellations with the major sports leagues, schools, and festivals. The hope, again, is that schedules will return to normal once this peak season has passed and the risk of transmission is lower. The primary means of the virus' transmission appears to be through entries to the respiratory system, especially the nose and mouth.
Therefore, in light of the COVID-19 / Corona Virus, and following the recommendations given on 03/15/2020 at 9pm by the Massachusetts Dental Society, our office is closing and limiting dental appointments to only emergency issues.
This decision was not arrived at easily but is for the safety of all our patients, our staff and the community to help decrease exposure. We believe this is the responsible thing to do to prevent further spread and minimize the burden on the medical community.
We recognize that we are inconveniencing many patients by cancelling appointments, yet in facing this pandemic, we know that every single day counts in our collective fight against COVID-19. For now the recommendation from the Massachusetts Dental Society is to close from March 17 to May 4, 2020. We will keep you updated with any changes.
If you have a dental emergency, we will triage you over the phone to determine if you need to be seen in office.
If you are being seen in office, we ask you that you come alone, or if your child is the patient, to have only one parent present to decrease the number of people in the waiting room.
We are always here for emergencies, of course, and you can contact us in the normal way with any questions you have. Dr. Lombardo will be on call as he always is when we are closed.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at (781) 272-1150 if you have any questions.
Thank you all for your support. We appreciate each and every one of you so much. And thank you for understanding as we try to do our part to "flatten the curve."
Please keep yourself and families safe during this difficult time.
Dr. Paul Lombardo and The Team