Welcome back to Dentistry!!!
After 3 long months of waiting, we are finally back in the office! And just in the nick of time!
If anyone has doubted that Dentistry is an “Essential” Service, I can attest to the many patients who have suffered from so many issues over the past few months. I have seen many infections, cracked teeth, and a lot of painful TMJ muscle issues. I will say that it feels so rewarding to be able to help people and watch them leave the office feeling comfort and relief… Finally!
I was worried that our patients would be nervous coming back into the dental office after so much stress from Covid related stories in the news. We have taken a very serious approach to re-opening our office and have gone above and beyond the regulations that have been given to us by the Ministry of Health.
I know that as soon as patients enter our office, they can see how much we care and how safe of an environment we have set up. I can honestly see how relaxed they are, and it gives me a great sense of pride in the strength of our Dentist-Patient-Dental Team relationship. We have known many of our patients for decades.
We have recently been blessed to welcome back Rosie at our Front desk, following her surgery. Rosie and I started in Gasner Dental 27 years ago, on the same day! My hardest task now is trying to stop patients who say they want to give her a big hug! For now, she gives virtual hugs through plexiglass and a mask!
We are waiting for the Hygienists to return to work, and we hope that this will be soon. The regulations that they follow come to them from their College, the CDHO.
Dr. Walters, who has been my right-hand Dentist for the past 25 years, has eased into her retirement phase. She is still available to discuss issues and can easily be reached. We are working very hard to ensure that all of her patients are being transitioned to Dr. Jessica Temple and the rest of the team in a smooth and easy manner. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
In the meantime, we are open for all aspects of dentistry. We even have the dentists doing the cleanings. And believe me, many of our patients need this badly!
As we head into the summer, we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to help our patients return to their optimal dental health. As there is a lot of catching up to do, we hope that everyone will bare with us as we try as hard as we can to keep up with the overwhelming requests.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy summer!