Welcome to our COVID-19 Information Page
We are currently only seeing patients with urgent/emergency dental concerns as mandated by the State of Maryland:
Pursuant to the Executive Order of March 16, 2020, relating to various health care matters and in accordance with the guidance issued by MDH and posted on its website at http://coronavirus.maryland.gov, all providers of health care licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized under the Health Occupations Article shall perform only medical procedures that are critically necessary for the maintenance of health for a patient. All elective and nonurgent medical procedures and appointments shall cease effective at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and shall not be performed for the duration of the catastrophic health emergency.
Our Temporary Office Hours during this time of crisis are
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dental Care of Baltimore is actively monitoring the emerging and rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak. We are staying up to date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health departments. Dental Care of Baltimore has safeguards in place to protect our patients and our team members and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To keep everyone safe, we are asking patients experiencing flu-like symptoms to call and reschedule their appointments. Below we have provided some other information and resources to assist you.
What We Do to Protect Your Safety and that of Our Staff
In addition to following the usual Standard Precautions, we are implementing some changes to ensure the safety of our patients as well as our team members.
- All toys and magazines have been removed from our patient waiting area.
- All high touch surfaces in common areas are disinfected routinely throughout the day.
- Upon arrival, you will be asked to sanitize your hands.
- You will be screened and asked questions related to any recent travels or that of any family members/co-inhabitants.
- We may take your temperature as well.
- If you arrive early, we ask that you wait in your car and call us to alert us of your arrival. We can text or call you when your operatory is ready.
- Once you have been brought to your operatory, you will be given a pre-procedural rinse to be used prior to beginning your treatment.
- We are restricting entry into our waiting area to patients only, and one patient at a time (except when with caregiver).
- Our Office Building may have additional restrictions posted in the building lobby which patients must comply with.
*We ask that only well patients and necessary caregivers be present for appointed procedures. As such, we will reschedule any appointments as needed due to fever, coughing, sneezing or even as a result of the school closures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What general precautions should you take as a patient?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Stay at home and reschedule any planned dental appointments.
- If you’re sick including, flu, coughing, fever, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, etc. Check for Coronavirus Symptoms
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and in general just stay at home and avoid crowds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well, wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
- CDC: What to do if you are sick?
- Coronavirus and patient screening: Recommended actions for dentists
- Coronavirus Information for Dental Hygienists
- CDC Developing Guidance Regarding Responding to COVID-19 in Dental Settings
Wishing you the best of health,
Dental Care of Baltimore